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Laura Muir sparks interest in London 2017

Laura Muir's European exploits have sparked interest in London 2017. Photo: Bobby Gavin via Flickr.

Laura Muir's European exploits have sparked interest in London 2017. Photo: Bobby Gavin via Flickr.

Two-time European indoor champion Laura Muir has sparked a huge rush for tickets for this summer’s IAAF World Championships London 2017 (04-13 August) following her stunning double gold medal win in Belgrade.

Muir pulled off the performances of the European Indoor Championships in Serbia as she claimed the women’s 1500m and 3,000m double. Since tickets officially went back on sale on Wednesday, the most in-demand session is Session 6 on Monday 7 August, which includes the final of the women’s 1500m.

Muir could help open and close the IAAF World Championships London 2017 after confirming she’ll do the 1500m and 5,000m double at the London Stadium at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, potentially featuring in:

Session 1 (Friday opening night, 4 August) – Women’s 1500m heats
Session 3 (Saturday night, 5 August) – Women’s 1500m semi-finals
Session 6 (Monday night, 7 August) – Women’s 1500m final
Session 9 (Thursday night, 10 August) – Women’s 5,000m heats
Session 14 (Sunday closing night, 13 August) – Women’s 5,000m final

Muir said: “I am really looking forward to London and to see that so many people are interested in my events is great for my confidence. I believe my confidence is showing in my performances and I was delighted to come away with two golds at the European Indoor Championships. Doing so many races back to back was great with a view to the IAAF World Championships in London and I can’t wait to put in the hard work and see what I can achieve in front of a massive home crowd.”

London 2017 Ltd Championship Director Niels de Vos said: “We are delighted at the results coming through following tickets for both the World Para Athletics and IAAF World Championships going back on sale on Wednesday morning. It is great to see interest soar for the women’s 1500m final on Monday 7 August. 

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