Great Britain's Laura Muir targets 1000m world record at the 2020 Athletics Grand Prix

Laura Muir won gold in the 1500m at the 2018 European Championships in Berlin (PA Images)
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Scottish middle-distance runner Laura Muir will attempt to break the 1000m world record in her home city of Glasgow in February 2020.

The 26-year-old will look to beat the current world record set by Mozambique's Maria Mutola in 1999 of two minutes and 30.94 seconds which she set at the Indoor Athletics Grand Prix.

Muir, a four-time European indoor champion, is currently ranked second on the global all-time rankings for the 1000m.

Speaking about her world record attempt, she said: "I can't think of a better way to begin 2020 than with a world record attempt in front of a home crowd.

"Through the hard sessions this winter, knowing that I’ll be stepping back out onto the track in Glasgow will be absolutely huge motivation, as will the opportunity to attack what is a really tough and long-standing world record.

“With that said, I feel that going quicker than 2:30.94 is a real possibility, and I can’t think of a better place to go for the record than in Glasgow and at such a world-class event.”

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