Laura Muir edges through in 5,000m, while Dina Asher-Smith caps remarkable comeback by qualifying for 200m final

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Laura Muir edges through in 5,000m, while Dina Asher-Smith caps remarkable comeback by qualifying for 200m final

Her 1,500m near miss may have filled her with mental anguish, but the pain was all physical when Laura Muir tackled the 5,000m for only the third time in her life on Thursday night.

The diminutive Scot was temporarily reduced to a comatose state for close to a minute, as she lay on the track exhausted following a somewhat mixed performance in her 5,000m heat.

The positive slant was that she qualified for Sunday’s final and set an outdoor personal best in the process. The negative came in the fact that, having finished seventh and only progressed as a fastest loser, any medal aspirations look to be wide of the mark.

Visibly feeling the effects of her 1,500m exertions earlier in the week when she fell agonisingly short of the podium in finishing fourth, Muir had little to give in the latter stages over the longer distance last night.

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Posted By: telegraph.co.uk

Date Posted: Sat, 12 Aug 2017, 04:56 pm

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