There were wins for Laura Muir and Holly Bradshaw in the Muller Indoor Grand Prix at Arena Birmingham. Laura broke two British records in the process - her own 1500m mark with 4:01.83 and Kirsty Wade's long-standing mile record with 4:18.75. Holly won the pole vault on countback with a season's best of 4.81m; she claimed close to a PB and national record at 4.88m.

Other standout British performances came in the 60m sprints. Asha Philip took 2nd just behind Olympic champion Elaine Thompson but ahead of Ta Loo. In the men's event, Reece Prescod ran a 6.53 personal best to take second place behind Su. Prescod has decided not to compete in the European Indoors, focusing on the World Championships, but selectors are left with a headache with other British athletes failing to beat the qualification mark. The same was true in other events, with the notable exception of Mari Smith who ran an 800m PB to book her place.

Spectators were thrilled not only by Muir and Bradshaw's exploits, but also Samuel Tefera of Ethiopiabreaking the men's 1500m indoor world record in a time of 3:31.04 (to be ratified).

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