Laura Muir is a Scottish middle- and long-distance runner, who won the 2020 Tokyo Olympic silver medallist in the 1500 meters, having previously finished seventh in the 1500m final at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Laura Muir was born on 9 May 1993 and raised in Minathort, Perth, and attended Kinross High School, the same school as 400m hurdler Eilidh Doyle.
She made her international debut at the 2011 European Cross Country Championship when she was part of the Great Britain junior women’s team that won gold.
Laura Muir finished fifth over the 1500m at the 2015 World Championships held in Beijing in a time of 4:11.48.
Laura Muir Siblings: Who is Rory Muir?
Laura Muir was raised together with her brother Rory who is two years younger than her.
Rory Muir is a visiting research fellow at the University of Adelaide and a renowned expert on British history.
His previous books include the highly praised Salamanca, Britain and the Defeat of Napoleon and his two-part biography of Wellington, which won the SAHR Templer Medal.
He graduated from the University of Adelaide in 1983 with B.A. (with honors) and Ph.D., in 1989.
Rory Muir worked as a visiting fellow in history at the University of Southampton, Southampton, England, in 1990-91; and a visiting research fellow in history at the University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia in 1997.