Great Britain’s Laura Muir wins against strong competition in Brussels to take the 2018 Diamond League title.

Laura Muir concluded her track season with an impressive win in the 2018 Diamond League final on Friday night (August 31) in Brussels.

The European 1500m champion streaked ahead of rivals Shelby Houlihan of the USA and Sifan Hassan of the Netherlands to cross the line in 3:58.49.

Ethiopia’s Gudaf Tsegay built up a solid lead in the first half, but the Scottish athlete kept her cool and reeled Tsegay in before the final sprint with Houlihan and Hassan.

After winning Britain’s first 1500m medal in the European Championships Muir repeated the feat against even stronger competition in Brussels. Houlihan from the US was closing in electric fashion but Muir did enough to keep ahead across the line.

The bonus for winning the Diamond League final is a $50,000 (£39,000) prize. Hopefully, that will help Muir with any university fees from her veterinary studies over the last few years.

Athletes from 32 disciplines competed in 12 Diamond League meets across the summer to contend the final prize. The final itself was spread across two nights in Brussels and Zurich, on the Thursday and Friday, of the final week of August.

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