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Laura Muir comes out on top in 1500m while Reece Prescod can only manage fourth in 100m final

Laura Muir wins 1500m title to become first-ever British athlete to win two Diamond League titles while Reece Prescod finishes fourth in 100m final

  • Laura Muir comes out on top to win 1500m gold in Brussels on Friday evening
  • She becomes the first-ever British athlete to win two Diamond League titles
  • Muir broke with 300m remaining and held off Houlihan to cross in 3:58.49
  • However, Reece Prescod was forced to settle for fourth in the 100m final

Laura Muir produced arguably the finest 1500m performance of her career to become the first ever British athlete to win two Diamond League titles on Friday night – but Reece Prescod was forced to settle for fourth in the 100m final.

Prescod delivered his third legal sub-10sec run of the season but was utterly blown away by American Christian Coleman, who scorched to the seventh fastest time in history in 9.79sec.

It was the quickest run of the year and put him a street ahead of second-placed US team-mate Ronnie Baker.

Laura Muir hoists the Great Britain flag after winning 1500m gold in Brussels on Friday evening

Muir broke with 300m remaining and held off Shelby Houlihan to cross in 3:58.49

Muir broke with 300m remaining and held off Shelby Houlihan to cross in 3:58.49

Yohan Blake was third, in front of British champion Prescod, who crossed in 9.99sec. Defending champion CJ Ujah was seventh.

The best British showing of the night came from Muir, who retained the title she won in 2016.

In a high-class field, she was part of a breakaway group with Gudaf Tsegay, Shelby Houlihan and Sifan Hassan, who had driven through the night to take part after racing the 5,000m in Zurich on Thursday. 

The 25-year-old becomes the first-ever British athlete to win two Diamond League titles

The 25-year-old becomes the first-ever British athlete to win two Diamond League titles

Muir broke with 300m remaining and held off Houlihan to cross in 3:58.49, adding the Diamond League title to European gold and two medals from the world indoors. It has been a stunning season for the 25-year-old.

Shara Proctor followed her European bronze medal with an impressive second place in the long jump after leaping 6.7m with her penultimate attempt, 10cm shy of Colombia’s Caterine Ibarguen, the Olympic triple jump champion. 

Lorraine Ugen, who is ranked No 1 in the world in 2018, was way short of her best in sixth on 6.53m.

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