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Laura Muir erases eight years of hurt but England’s women disqualified in relay

  • 29-year-old takes 1500m title with a dominant display
  • Ohuruogu, Williams, Pipi and Knight penalised for lane error

With one devastating and prolonged kick, Laura Muir erased eight years of lingering heartache and finally got her hands on a 1500m Commonwealth Games gold medal. The look on the 29-year-old’s face told you the wait, and the pain, was all worthwhile.

On a night when England’s 4x400m women were controversially disqualified for stepping out of their lane after appearing to win gold by 0.01sec over Canada on the final event of track competition, it was Muir who stole the show with another run of sublime quality and class.

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