World Indoor Athletics Championships: Laura Muir takes silver as Doyle wins 400m bronze

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GB's Muir wins thrilling 1500m silver
Laura Muir produced a superb run to win her second medal of the World Indoor Athletics Championships, claiming silver over 1500m in Birmingham.The Briton, 24, chased home Ethiopia's Genzebe Dibaba, who took gold when Muir won bronze over 3,000m on Thursday.Muir clocked four minutes 06.23 seconds, behind Dibaba (4:05.27), with Netherlands' Sifan Hassan third.
Her success followed a first global individual medal for fellow Scot Eilidh Doyle who took bronze over 400m."I didn't know until the finish line if I would have silver or not as Hassan is such a class athlete so I just had to power away to the finish," Muir told BBC Sport."I thought if I could medal in one event it would be a great achievement. To medal in two and get a silver, I'm so pleased. It's such a confidence booster. I've been there or thereabouts and thought it's time I get on a podium and I've done a double here."Great Britain now have four medals, with Katarina Johnson-Thompson's pentathlon success making her the only home athlete to take gold.It appeared the home nation may have won another bronze on a Saturday packed with controversy when Elliot Giles, 23, was briefly promoted from fourth place in the men's 800m, with American Drew Windle was disqualified.But after over an hour of uncertainty - which saw Windle's case taken to a jury of appeal at the venue - the original result stood. His was not the only contentious moment on day three of the championships, as 18 athletes have now been disqualified for lane infringements, a situation BBC Sport analyst Michael Johnson feels needs to be "looked at".
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Battling Doyle wins 400m bronze in Birmingham
Confidence boost helps Muir to double
Muir's success caps an extraordinary four days for the Scot, who made this championship a focus for the first half of 2018 as she will not compete at the Commonwealth Games in April in order to finish her veterinary studies.She undertook a six-hour taxi journey to get to Birmingham on Wednesday as Britain's roads felt the impact of the freezing temperatures and heavy snow.After securing her first global medal in the 3,000m, she delivered again, later saying reaching the podium on Thursday gave her "confidence".With the pace slow initially, Dibaba injected life into the race with 1,000 metres to go and after a brief moment where Muir looked leggy, she quickened to move from sixth to third during a 200-metre stretch, thrusting her into the medal positions with 400 metres to go.Dibaba never looked under real threat but Muir held Hassan off, in the same way the Dutch athlete did to her in beating her to silver in the 3,000m.

Muir finished 4th in the outdoor World Championships over 1500m in 2017 but won silver indoors
Muir delivers in classic race - analysis
BBC commentator Steve Cram: Laura was great, didn't over commit too early. She did her utmost to try and chase down Dibaba but Dibaba was just too good. It was a stunning piece of running by all three women, particularly Muir.BBC Sport analyst Paula Radcliffe: Muir judged the race to perfection. Dibaba took the race by the scruff of the neck, she was winding it up more and more. Muir just musters everything she can for one final attack on the last lap. She never settled for the silver medal in this race, she just wasn't quite good enough to beat Dibaba.
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