Laura Muir and Eilish McColgan are among the 31 athletes named in the British team for the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Birmingham.

The Scottish pair will both double up in the 1500m and 3000m at next month’s championships, with Muir winning the British 3000m and McColgan the 1500m gold last weekend.

McColgan also won silver in Saturday’s 3000m final, finishing second to compatriot Muir.

British 1500m champion Jake Wightman and Chris O’Hare have been selected to compete in the 1500m in Birmingham. Wightman won the title on Saturday having already achieved the qualifying standard in Boston the week prior along with O’Hare.

Elsewhere, Jonny Davies who achieved the qualifying mark for the 3000m in Boston will compete in that event.

Fellow British indoor champions CJ Ujah, Asha Philip, Eilidh Doyle, Shelayna Oskan-Clarke have also had their selection confirmed while Katarina Johnson-Thompson has accepted an IAAF invite to compete in the pentathlon.

They will be joined by another champion from last weekend; Olympic, World, European and Commonwealth long jump gold medallist Greg Rutherford who has been given a host nation slot to compete at the Championships.

Lee Thompson is one of eight handed their senior British debut having won the national 400m title at the weekend inside the qualifying standard while fellow newcomer Hannah Williams is the youngest member of the 31-strong team aged 19 after being named as part of the women’s 4x400m squad.

“This year is an amazing year for our athletes on the international stage and we are looking forward to seeing how they perform across 2018,” said Neil Black, Performance Director at British Athletics. “We are delighted that the IAAF World Indoor Championships are being held in Birmingham, where we have just successfully hosted our British Championships, and we are certain it will be a great event for those selected – the home crowd will certainly play its part.

“The IAAF World Indoor Championships are the first major event of an exciting year with Commonwealth Games and European Championships also on the horizon and we have selected a British team with a good mixture of experienced international competitors and talented, up-and-coming athletes keen to test themselves against the best in the world.”

The British Athletics team selected for IAAF World Indoor Championships:


1500m: Jake Wightman, Chris O’Hare
3000m: Jonny Davies
60m: CJ Ujah, Andrew Robertson
400m: Lee Thompson
800m: Elliot Giles
4x400m: Lee Thompson, Jamal Rhoden-Stevens, Grant Plenderleith, Owen Smith, Sebastian Rodger, Efe Okoro
60m hurdles: Andrew Pozzi, David King
High jump: Robbie Grabarz
Long jump: Greg Rutherford


1500m: Eilish McColgan, Laura Muir
3000m: Laura Muir, Eilish McColgan
60m: Asha Philip, Daryll Neita
400m: Eilidh Doyle, Zoey Clark
800m: Shelayna Oskan-Clarke, Mhairi Hendry
60m hurdles: Marilyn Nwawulor
4x400m relay: Eilidh Doyle, Zoey Clark, Amy Allcock, Anyika Onuora, Meghan Beesley, Hannah Williams
Pentathlon: Katarina Johnson-Thompson
High jump: Morgan Lake