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Laura Muir makes her return with a win in Birmingham

Olympic 800m silver medallist and British National Record holder Laura Muir was pushed to the wall by Jessica Hull as she took the top honors when opening her season at the Müller Diamond League held on Saturday (21), at the newly renovated Alexander Stadium in Birmingham.

The 28 year-old won the 1500m silver medal behind Kenya’s Faith Kipyegon in Tokyo last summer and was forced to abandon her indoor season early this year after suffering a back injury, made her first appearance of the season as she builds towards a packed summer, which includes world and European championships, as well as the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, with a a fierce battle over Australian National Record holder in 1500m and with the 2018 African 1500m champion Winny Chebet.
Muir who came with a mission, used the roar of the home crowd powering her way to the finish line and taking her first title in a time of 4:02.81.

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Francine Niyonsaba beats Faith Kipyegon in Doha

Rio Olympics games 800m silver medallist, Francine Niyonsaba ran a world leading time in women 3000m race at the Doha Diamond League Meeting that is being held this evening (Friday 13) in Doha, Qatar.

The 2017 World silver medallist champion came to this race with a life time best of 8:19.08 that she got in Paris meeting last year.

The 29 year-old beat the double Olympic Games 1,500m champion, Faith Kipyegon when she crossed the line in a world leading time of 8:37.70.

Kipyegon, the 2017 world 1500m champion came home in second in a season best of 8:38.05.

Australia’s Jessica Hull closed the first three podium finishes in a time of 8:40.98

Gudaf Tsegay chases the World Record in Madrid

Olympic 5000m bronze medallist Gudaf Tsegay will be looking to improve her time at the Villa de Madrid Indoor Meeting which is a World Athletics Indoor Tour Gold level meeting that will be held on Tuesday (2) in Madrid, Spain.

Tsegay who set the World Indoor Record of 3:53.09 in Liévin last year has set her target at a better time than what she is holding now.

The 24-year-old won the mile in Liévin in 4:21.72 despite a fall in the first lap and set the second fastest time in history clocking 3:54.77 in Torun last week.

Tsegay will face off against four Olympic 1500m finalists, Freweyni Hailu also from Ethiopia, Oceanian Indoor record holder Jessica Hull and fellow Australian runner Linden Hall and Spanish champion Marta Perez.

Hailu finished fourth at the Olympic Games in Tokyo in a time of 3:57.60 which was the fastest 1500m final in history.

The Ethiopian moved up to third in the Ethiopian all-time list with 3:56.28 in Monaco and to fourth in the 800m with a time of 1:57.57 in Chorzow.

Hailu finished third this year in two 1500m races in Karlsruhe in a time of 4:02.66 and Torun in 4:02.50.

The other Ethiopians title contender is Hirut Meshesha who finished second in the 1500m in Karlsruhe in 4:02.14 and third in the mile in Liévin in 4:27.19 while Lemlem Hailu set her personal best in the 3000m when she clocked 8:29.28 in Madrid last year and finished second in 4:02.25 in the 1500m in Torun.

The hopes of Spain are carried by Perez, who finished ninth at the Tokyo Olympic games in 1500m race setting the Spanish second fastest time of 4:02.12 in history.