Laura Muir strikes bronze at world indoors with her first global medal after racking up a £1,500 taxi bill

LAURA MUIR struck bronze with her first global medal within the three,000 metres after rocking up a £1,500 taxi bill to get her from snowbound Scotland to the World Indoors.

The 24-yr-previous had deliberate to take a aircraft from Glasgow to Birmingham on Wednesday after a day of vet research.

 Laura Muir celebrates with the Union Jack after winning bronze at the world indoors in the 3,000 metres

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Laura Muir celebrates with the Union Jack after profitable bronze at the world indoors within the three,000 metres

However when the flight was cancelled because of the Beast from the East, British Athletics needed to type out a automotive for the game’s new poster woman and her coach Andy Younger.

The journey to Birmingham took eight hours with Muir reaching the staff lodge round midnight.

However the reigning European three,000m and 1500m champion obtained the ball rolling for Britain with their first medal and her first at world degree.

Defending champ, Ethiopia’s Genzebe Dibaba, raced to a hat-trick of World Indoor wins with Holland’s Sifan Hassan taking the silver.

 Muir took the bronze in Birmingham at the World Indoor Championships

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Muir took the bronze in Birmingham at the World Indoor Championships
 Muir leads out the women's field in the 3,000m final

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Muir leads out the ladies's area within the three,000m ultimate
 Muir was narrowly pipped for silver on the line

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Muir was narrowly pipped for silver on the road

Muir, who clocked 8min forty five.78sec, stated: "This time yesterday I used to be in a taxi half approach down the M6. We couldn't see the bonnet, the windscreen wipers have been freezing and it took six hours.

"Once we have been leaving the home there was a foot of snow and the taxi was two hours late.

"We have been booked on a couple of flights however they have been all cancelled and it was simply a matter of getting down.

"We couldn't have anticipated the climate we had and the entire airport to close.

"It's my first medal on the world stage, it's a bronze however it means a lot to imply, virtually extra so than the Europeans (golds).

"I've been fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh so to return away with a bronze I'm so happy."

LAURA MUIR struck bronze with her first global medal within the three,000 metres after rocking up a £1,500 taxi bill to get her from snowbound Scotland to the World Indoors.