Laura Muir sets her sights on gold at World Championships in Doha despite suffering serious calf tear two months ago
- Laura Muir is hoping to win gold in the 1500m track event in Doha this week
- Muir suffered a serious calf tear two months ago but his made a quick recovery
- The British runner says her calf is ‘100 per cent’ now as the heats approach
Laura Muir believes a 1500m gold medal is still a possibility despite the revelation she suffered a serious calf tear two months ago.
Mystery has surrounded the extent of the injury she suffered while racing in London in July, but her coach Andy Young confirmed yesterday it was a ‘proper tear’.
That has necessitated a six-week period of water-based training rather than track, and while Muir admitted her preparations have been affected, she insisted gold was still in reach.
Laura Muir has made a remarkable fitness recovery to compete in Doha this week
Speaking ahead of the 1500m heats on Wednesday, she said: ‘The calf is 100 per cent now so I’m not worried about that at all. I can go into the competition being confident in that and my body, but it’s not been the most ideal preparation over these past couple of months.
‘To win a medal now, especially gold, would be an even bigger achievement than what it was a few months ago. That’s definitely still on the table.
‘Going into this year I said I wanted to win a medal in Doha. That’s always been my target and I think I am still capable of doing that.’
Muir, the European champion and world indoor silver medallist, is chasing her first outdoor medal at world or Olympic level. She was fourth at London 2017.
The 26-year-old is targeting a gold medal in the World Championships 1500m track event