• Laura Muir is a European champion middle-distance runner

  • Heading into Tokyo 2020, Muir is one of Team GB’s best medal hopes on the track

  • Read below for Laura Muir net worth, her medal record and more

Laura Muir is a British middle-distance runner, and will be one of Team GB’s premier medal hopes on the track at Tokyo 2020.

Even those not who aren’t devoted athletics followers will be familiar with Muir. She’s going to attract plenty of sports betting attention this summer.

Muir is competing in her second Olympics. She finished seventh in the 1500 metres back in Rio, but has much higher hopes in Tokyo.

With medal haul, net worth and more covered below, we’ve got you covered for everything you need to know about Laura Muir.

Laura Muir Net Worth

Estimations for Laura Muir net worth vary greatly. Celebsagewiki.com believes Muir’s net worth is in the range of $1 million and $5 million.

Muir was a student not so long ago, sharing houses with others. An interview in the Scotsman in 2019 saw Muir speak about how she has been able to live independently thanks to her on track success.

Muir said, “I was a student for seven years and was renting and sharing with other students for that whole time. It’s definitely nicer to have my own place now. It makes me feel a bit more grown-up.”

As most would expect, with Diamond League success and a gold at the European Championships, the endorsements are everywhere.

Muir has a lucrative deal with Nike, and back in 2018, it was announced that she was working with Strathmore Water.

Although clearly in a comfortable place financially with endorsements rewarding her dominance in middle-distance running, Muir isn’t going to be wasting this wealth.

“I’m sensible in planning ahead. With sport, you just never know what’s around the corner. It’s very unpredictable.

"But I have my veterinary career still there to fall back on if my running career was cut short. No doubt I’ll come to that at some point.”

The awareness of the risks associated with stardom as an athlete is impressive. Being a vet isn’t a bad backup plan.

Laura Muir Age

Laura Muir is 28 years old. She was born on 9th May 1993. In her peak as a middle-distance runner, Muir is among the favourites heading into Tokyo 2020, though it’s not her last chance at Olympic glory.

Fellow Team GB icon Kelly Holmes won double Olympic gold when she was 34 years old at the 2004 Athens Olympics.

Laura Muir Boyfriend

According to various reports, Laura Muir is single as of July 2021. Unlike other Team GB stars, stories of Laura Muir’s relationship status are nowhere to be found.

More stories about Muir’s personal life are bound to surface as the Olympics near. The Inverness-born star is going to be under the spotlight in Tokyo.

Laura Muir Doha

Laura Muir competed in the 2019 World Championships in Doha. She finished 5th in the 1500 metres, little over a second off a medal.

This was Muir’s fourth World Championships effort, and she’s still hunting for that first opportunity to stand on the podium.

There was heartbreak with a fourth in London in the 1500 metres in 2017, and it was fifth in Beijing two years earlier.

Laura Muir Instagram

Laura Muir has over 50,000 followers on Instagram.

With 186 posts as of June 17th 2021, Muir keeps her fans updated regularly with anything from on-track snaps to tutorials and short videos. She has two highlights, ‘insights’ and ‘running’.

A verified account, Muir posts @lmuiruns. That follower number is only going to be heading in one direction this summer as tens of millions tune into the Olympics.

Muir’s following is close to teammate Adam Gemili, but it will soar with glory in Tokyo. For contrast, Jessica Ennis-Hill has over half a million followers. Kelly Holmes is approaching 80,000.

Posting from the same handle, Laura Muir has a similar number of followers on Twitter. Posts are infrequent, however, with under 2,000 tweets since the account was created in May 2013.

Laura Muir Vet

Laura Muir qualified as a vet at Glasgow University in 2018.

In March 2019, following a double-double at the indoor European Championships, Muir spoke of her desire to continue doing veterinary work alongside her brutal training schedule.

Speaking to Radio Scotland, Muir said, “I think athletics is a high-pressure environment and it’s very good to have another distraction.

"I’ve been full-time in athletics since I qualified last summer but I hope to do some (veterinary) charity or voluntary work and just keep my hand in and keep my skills up to date. It’s nice to have that other thing going on in your life rather than just athletics.”

Muir, who has suffered her fair share of difficult days on the track, is keeping an open mind despite becoming one of Team GB’s biggest stars.

Her wish to be involved in veterinary work is clearly an acknowledgement of how quickly an athlete’s career can change.

“Sport is so unpredictable as well. You hope injuries never crop up and you get to call time when you do, but some things do happen, and if your career’s cut short, it’s good to have something to fall back on, and to continue in something you love to do.”

While Muir is still keen to be a vet, the summer of 2021 is all about the track, and she’s been tipped for success by British running icon Seb Coe.

Muir said, “It’s one thing for someone to say ‘this person can do this or that’ but when it’s Seb Coe – someone who’s been there and done it, and won those Olympic medals – it’s very special.”

Laura Muir Medals

Despite never winning a medal at the World Championships, Laura Muir has an impressive medal haul.

Muir did the double-double at the World Indoors, picking up gold in the 1500 and 3000-metre races in Belgrade in 2017 and Glasgow two years later. In the year between, the Scot won the 1500 metre gold at the 2018 European Championships in Berlin.

She also was the winner of Diamond League 1500 metres in both 2016 and 2018.

Yet to pick up a gold, Muir has medalled twice at the World Indoor Championships. Both successes came in Birmingham in 2018, picking up the silver in the 1500 and bronze in the 3000.

*Credit for the main photo belongs to Tim Ireland / AP Photo*


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