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Laura Muir Victory Lap Taken Despite Pesky Track Official

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Laura Muir celebrates after winning women's 3000-meter final. (AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic)

By    |   Monday, 06 Mar 2017 07:50 AM

Laura Muir was determined to do a victory lap after breaking the record in the 1,500 meters at the European Indoor Athletics Championships in Belgrade on Saturday and had to dodge a determined track official to do it.

The British runner, who ran 4:02.39 to capture the record, managed to slip past the official who attempted to block the 23-year-old's path to the track, reported Sports Illustrated. A fan handed her a Great Britain flag from the stands after she ducked the official.

A video of the confrontation has received more than 155,000 views on YouTube.

"I had to fight for that didn't I?" Muir said afterwards with a smile, according to The Guardian. "They said: 'We don't have time.' I thought it's my first medal. I'm not going to lose out on my lap of honor. I'm going. Andy, my coach, was saying: 'Do it,' so I got there in the end. I couldn't really believe what she was saying. But I thought: 'At the end of the day, she won't be able to catch me.'"

The rising Scottish track star is a veterinary student at the University of Glasgow.

Muir found plenty of support for her victory lap on social media.

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