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Laura Muir has injured her back.
The Scottish middle-distance runner was expected to compete in the DNA Athletics indoor meet. The event takes place at the Emirates Arena, in Glasgow Saturday, February 5th.
The 28-year-old Olympic silver medallist was to compete in the 800m event in the newly created meet.
She tweeted that she will not be running at Glasgow’s Emirates Arena.
Devastated. I hurt my back last week and haven't been able to train since so will have to withdraw from the DNA athletics tomorrow 😭. I bought a new flight to fly back from South Africa early to give myself the best chance of being ready for Saturday 1/2— Laura Muir (@lauramuiruns) February 4, 2022
Scotland will face off against five other nations including England, Wales, Ireland, Portugal, and Spain at the meet. It will be broadcast and streamed live on BBC’s various services.
Muir not only owns an Olympic silver medal, but she also earned silver in the world indoor championships and is a European champion. She owns an 800m best of 1:56.73. Muir also has the national record in the 1000m at 2:30.82 and the 1500m at 3:54.50. She holds four national indoor records in the 1000m (2:31.93), 1500 (3:59.58), 3000m (8:26.41), and 5000m (14:49.12).
The six nations, with up to 18 athletes in each team, compete in 11 events over an approximate two-hour time frame.