Laura Muir is Scottish athlete of the year for 2016

Laura Muir
Muir won the Diamond League series over 1500m, with wins in London and Paris

Laura Muir is Scotland's athlete of the year, making it back-to-back awards for the British 1500m record holder.

The 23-year-old won the Diamond League title and finished seventh in the Olympic final.

She broke the 12-year-old UK record set by Dame Kelly Holmes in July, then broke it again by more than two seconds in August.

Her time of three minutes 55.22 seconds in Paris beat Olympic champion Faith Kipyegon into second place.

Muir, a veterinary medicine student, is just the third British woman to win a Diamond League title.

She topped this year's Scottish short-list ahead of fellow Rio Olympians: Eilidh Doyle, Andy Butchart, Lynsey Sharp, Callum Hawkins, Steph Twell and Eilish McColgan, plus hill runner Andy Douglas.

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