Olympic silver medallist Laura Muir will open her season over 1500m at the Müller Birmingham Diamond League on Saturday 21st May in an exciting head-to-head with training partner and Olympic 800m fourth-place finisher Jemma Reekie.

Muir said, “I had an incredible year in 2021, and to win my first global medal at the Olympics has really given me confidence that I’m capable of making the podium in Eugene, I hope that with the backing of the home support at the Alexander Stadium next month, I can kick off my season with a solid performance.”

Reekie added ‘I can’t wait to get back on the track alongside Laura in Birmingham. We both have big goals this summer and we’ll continue to push each other on and support each other to achieve them.”

Kilbarchan AAC’s Reekie, a former European age-group champion, was phenomenal when clinching fourth in the Olympic 800m final in Tokyo in a lifetime best of 1:56.90. She had a frustrating indoor season during which she was diagnosed with glandular fever but following a training camp and period of recuperation in South Africa, she has returned to full fitness and has an exciting summer of opportunities ahead as she continues to impress on the global stage.