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Lynsey Sharp accuses UK Athletics of bending rules for Laura Muir

• Claim that UK Athletics was pushed to include Muir in 800m
• Muir wins 800m British title in Birmingham in 2min 01.22sec

On the track Laura Muir was her usual brilliant self as she powered away to win the British 800m title in Birmingham. Off it her rivals accused British Athletics of bending the rules to allow her to race.

Lynsey Sharp, who finished fifth, was blunt. “Games have been played all week by individuals and also by our governing body, which is meant to be unbiased,” she said, adding she had found out that Muir was in the 800m only when the start list was updated on Friday night.

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