Coach Andy Young believes Laura Muir can challenge the British & European 10,000m record of 30:01.09 (set by Paula Radcliffe)


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GLASGOW (GBR): Laura Muir's coach, Andy Young, believes she has the ability to challenge Paula Radcliffe's British and European 10,000m record of 30:01.09, informs BBC Sport. "I think she's got the scope to go on to 10,000m to the marathon. The sessions we do in training are large-volume sessions and I think already in a matter of weeks she could go out and be challenging for the British record over 10k if that's what she wanted. But I made her the promise, as long as she kept getting faster over the shorter distances, she can stay down there. Her preference is to do the 800m and 1500m," he said.

RunBlogRun opines: Laura Muir showed a different self in Birmingham. Her racing style, using her long kick and getting the break on the rest of the field, so she was in the mix of the medals was an obvious development of her 1,500m/5000m racing in London World Championships! Muir spoke with confidence post race in Birmingham. Can she get the 10,000m British and European record? I think it is tough, but she has the wheels. It will be fun to see how she fares over the 5,000 meters and 10,000 meters. But, as Coach Young notes, her focus is still the 800 meters and 1,500 meters.

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