British athletes delivered world-class performances at the Stockholm Diamond League as training partners Laura Muir and Jemma Reekie, Adam Gemili and Holly Bradshaw, ran out convincing winners.
Muir was a standout performer in the women’s 1500m as she led home a British 1-2-3 – in a world leading time – which included Laura Weightman and Melissa Courtney-Bryant, the latter in a superb personal best.
Soon after, Reekie was in fine form as she was a clear winner of the women’s 800m, and Gemili powered away to seal victory in the men’s 200m. Sandwiched between these two highlights of the afternoon’s athletics was Bradshaw taking number one spot in Diamond League for the first time in her career. Also, earlier in the session, Laviai Nielsen secured second in the women’s 400m as she improved her season best in the process.
Sitting directly behind the pacemaker and leading from the front throughout the contest, Laura Muir (Andy Young; Dundee Hawkhill) showed her venomous pace at the bell, extending her lead with every stride, ultimately claiming victory in a world leading time of 3:57.86. It was a performance of sheer quality and one of the fastest times of her career to date.
Fresh from moving to second on the UK all-time rankings over 5000m in Monaco, Laura Weightman (Steve Cram; Morpeth) delivered another exceptional display of middle distance running as she stepped down to the familiar 1500m distance clocking 4:01.62, a season best.