Laura Muir

Laura Muir

Laura Muir
Quick Facts About Laura Muir
Celebrated Name Laura Muir
Age 1831 years old
Nick Name Laura Muir
Birth Name Laura Muir
Birth Date 193-05-09
Gender Female
Profession Runner
Birth Nation United Kingdom
Place of Birth Inverness, Scotland
Nationality Scottish-British
Ethnc British-White
Ethnicity British-White
Mother Alison Muir
Father Crawford Muir
Brother Rory Muir
High School Kinross High School
University University of Glasgow
Marital Status Unmarried
Sexual Orientation Straight
Net Worth $500K
Source of Wealth Athlete Career
Salary Around $500K
Height 5 ft 4 in or 163 cm or 1.63 m.
Weight 49 Kg or 108 lbs
Shoe Size 7 US
Body Build/Type Athletic

Laura Muir is a Scottish-British middle and long-distance runner who is best known for being a 1500 meters 2020 Tokyo Olympics silver medallist. She finished seventh in the event at the 2016 Rio Olympics. She won a gold medal at the 2018 European championships in the 1500 meters as well as she won two gold medals at the 2017 European Indoor championships in the 1500m and 3000m and in the 2019 European Indoor championships again she won two gold medals in 1500m and 3000m. Muir first broke the British record in the 1500m in July 2016, before improving it to 3:55.22 a month later. She won the bronze medal at the 2022 World Championships and has three other top-five placings in the 1500 m finals at the World Athletics Championships, finishing fifth in 2015, fourth in 2017 (where she was also sixth in the 5000 meters), and fifth in 2019. With Muir's fifth title for the 1500 m in 2023, she became the first Brit ever to claim five golds at the event, increasing her overall tally to seven European titles.

Who is Laura Muir?

Laura Muir is a middle and long-distance runner from the UK who is well-recognized for winning the bronze medal at the 2022 World Championships and the 2020 Tokyo Olympic silver medallist in the 1500 meters. She is a multiple British champions who is also a two-time 1500 m Diamond League winner. Her best time for the Mile run ranks her in the world's all-time top 20. 

Born on May 9, 1993, Laura Muir is from Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom. She was raised in Milnathort, Perth, and Kinross since age three. She is British-Scottish by nationality and she belongs to the British-white ethnicity. Laura celebrated her 29th birthday in 2022. She is the daughter of her mother, Alison Muir, and her father, Crawford Muir. Her parents expressed in the interview that they were really delighted by their daughter’s outstanding achievement. Her mother remarked in the interview, “We watched the complete race and were edging to the edge of our seats as the race continued, and I suppose then we were just in just floods of tears, but it was great." She grew up with her brother namely Rory Muir. Rory is two years younger than her. For her education, Laura went to Kinross High School. Then, she studied veterinary medicine at the University of Glasgow where one of her lecturers was a veterinary pathologist, distance runner, and teammate at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, Hayley Haining.

Laura Muir started her international debut in the 2011 European Cross-Country Championships when she was part of the Great Britain junior women's team that won gold. She represented Great Britain in the 800 meters at the 2013 World Championships in Athletics in Moscow where she reached the semi-finals with a personal best time of 2:00.83. Laura ran 4:00.07 in the 1500 meters to break Yvonne Murray's 27-year-old Scottish record in July 2014 at the Diamond League event in Paris. In the 2016 Diamond League event at the Olympic Park in London on 22nd July, she ran 3:57.49 for 1500 meters to break Kelly Holmes' British record. 

On 27 August, Laura showed her potential beating her UK record by more than two seconds with a world-leading time of 3m 55.22s to win the event at the Diamond League meet in Paris. She also became only the third British woman to win a Diamond League title as she won the 1500m title in Zurich. On 18th February 2017, she broke the previous British 1000m record held by Kelly Holmes at the Birmingham Indoor Grand Prix, 2:31.93 as well as she broke the British Indoor 5000m record on 4th January, 14.49.12. She took gold in the 1500 meters at the 2017 European Athletics Indoor Championships in Belgrade, breaking Doina Melinte's 32-year-old championship record along the way, and followed it up by taking a second title in the 3000 meters with another championship record the next day.

She doubled up outdoors at the World Championships held in London, finishing fourth in the 1500 m and sixth in the 5000 m. In March 2018, she competed at the World Indoor Championships in Birmingham, where she won the bronze medal in the 3000 m, followed by a silver medal in the 1500 m two days later. In August, she won the 1500 metres title at the European Championships Berlin 2018. She broke the 31-year-old British indoor mile record held by Kirsty Wade by more than five seconds, stopping the clock at the world's third-fastest time of 4:18.75 at the Birmingham Indoor Grand Prix in February 2019. She became the first athlete in history to achieve the 'double-double' at a European Indoors as she defended both her 1500 m and 3000 m titles at Glasgow 2019, improving her own championship record at the longer distance in March 2019. She finished fifth over the 1500 m at the Doha World Championships in a time of 3:55.76. 

She won all her three 1500 m races (Stockholm Diamond League, Chorzów, Berlin), with all times under 3:58.50. She also recorded victories in two of her six 800 m competitions (Marseille, Ostrava). Over 1500 m she then won the USATF Grand Prix in Eugene, Gateshead Diamond League, and came third in Rome Diamond League (behind only Hassan and Kipyegon). At the delayed 2020 Tokyo Olympics in August 2021, she won the silver medal in the 1500 meters in a time of three minutes 54.50 seconds, improving her own British record. 

During the indoor season, she was unable to run for two months due to a stress fracture of her right femur, which occurred in February 2022. At the World Championships Eugene 22 in July, she emerged after a tough race as a bronze medal winner. She opened her indoor season in the USA in February 2023 with victories at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix in Boston (3000 m) and at the Millrose Games in New York (prestigious Wanamaker Mile). She won the 1000 m at the World Indoor Tour Final in Birmingham. In addition to this, she rounded off her indoor campaign by collecting her fifth European indoor title at Istanbul 2023, competing in the 1500 m to become the first Brit in history to claim five golds at the European Indoors as the accomplishment broke her tie with Colin Jackson and Jason Gardener. 

What awards has Laura Muir won?

Laura Muir has won several awards till date from her professional career. Some of the awards achievement of Laura Muir are as follows:

British Athletics Writers' Association

  • Cliff Temple Award for British Female Athlete of the Year: 2017, 2022 (jointly with Eilish McColgan) 

Scottish Women in Sport

  • Sportswoman of the Year: 2020 

Scottish Athletics

  • Athlete of the Year: 2015, 2016, 2018, 2021 
  • Performer of the Year: 2020 (with Jemma Reekie and Jake Wightman) 

Scottish Sports Awards

  • Female Athlete of the Year: 2022 

Glasgow's Sport Awards

  • Glasgow Sportsperson of the Year: 2022 

British Milers' Club

  • BMC Female Athlete of the Year: 2022 

Is Laura Muir Married?

When it comes to the marital status of Laura Muir, she is unmarried. She is single at a moment and she is not dating anyone right now. She is fully concentrating on her career rather than being in a relationship. She has not updated any details about her boyfriend and affairs on her social media.

As well as there are no rumors or controversy about her with anyone. She is enjoying her present life happily without any disturbances. She has not become the biological mother to her any children and she is a mother to none. She is straight when it comes to her sexual orientation. 

What is Laura Muir's net worth?

Laura Muir is a middle- and long-distance runner who has participated in several competitions and has won many titles and medals to date. She has reached great heights in her career already and she still has a lot more to do. Her main source of wealth comes from athlete career.

As of 2023, the net worth of Laura Muir is estimated to have $3 million while she has an annual salary of around $500K. She has been endorsed by the brands such as Nike, Strathmore bottled water, and Müllerlight. Her successful career has earned her some luxurious lifestyles and fancy car trips. She is enjoying her life a lot. 

How tall is Laura Muir?

Laura Muir is a beautiful woman with a stunning body. She has a tall height of 5 ft 4 in or 163 cm or 1.63 m. She has an athletic body type with dark brown hair and dark brown eyes. Her body weight consists of 49 Kg or 108 lbs. She wears a shoe size of 7 US. Being an athlete, she maintains her body a lot and she frequently does exercises. She is very conscious about food intake. She has got a healthy body with an attractive personality. 

5 Facts To Know About Laura Muir

1. Laura is the first athlete in history to achieve a 'double-double' record

Laura Muir, in 2019, became the first athlete in history to achieve the ‘double-double’ – two golds at two successive competitions – at a European Indoor Championships. Muir won gold in the 1,500m and 3,000m, repeating her success in the same races at the Belgrade Championships in 2017. Her coach, Andy Young, said of her new record: "She's racking up the medals and wins in unbelievable style. So she's a proper world star – beginning to move into a world star of sport, never mind athletics."

2. Her longest run is 75 minutes

Laura told, "The furthest I've ever run is 75 minutes." "'I quite like that, because if you're feeling really good then you'll run further, and if you're not feeling so good you'll run a shorter distance, but regardless you'll be on your feet for 75 minutes." 

3. She is a two-time 1500m Diamond League winner

On 22 July 2016, Laura Muir broke Kelly Holmes' British record for the 1500 meters with a time of 3:57.49 to win the Diamond League event in London's Olympic Park which is her first win. This was followed by her second Diamond League title over 1500 meters in Brussels in the year 2018 which is her second win. 

4. She is very strict with her diet

Laura's diet is extremely strict. She said, "If someone gave me the option of drinking chocolate milk or wine, I’d choose the milk." In an interview with The Guardian in 2018, she said she could count the number of paracetamol she had taken in her life on one hand. She said, "There is medication out there that is perfectly fine to take – like paracetamol – but if something is sore I don’t want to mask it. Yeah, you can take something if your Achilles flares up but I like to work through the pain." She doesn’t even drink coffee. She limits protein shakes to the recovery period after a championship. During and after training sessions she prefers to keep it natural – water and a banana does the trick. 

5. Laura is a trained vet

Laura Muir is a trained vet as she graduated from the University of Glasgow’s prestigious vet school in 2018. One of her lecturers was a veterinary pathologist, distance runner, and teammate at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, Hayley Haining. "It was really tough," she told Runner’s World UK in 2018. "I was often running to lectures, being at vet school all day. But you just have to train afterward, you have to be flexible in your running." She also told the Runner's World Podcast that she wouldn't recommend trying to become a vet and a professional athlete at the same time. "For me, I was lucky that I started university and met my coach and things started improving really quickly. But it was really tough, but it made me appreciate the hard work that people put in – whether it's their career or their sport. It taught me to structure my day, be organised, focused and productive."