Laura Muir among those selected for British team at Great Edinburgh International XCountry

Laura Muir will headline the full British Athletics team of 34 for the Simplyhealth Great Edinburgh International XCountry at Holyrood Park on Saturday 13 January.

After leading the team to victory in the senior mixed relay in Edinburgh at the start of 2017, Laura Muir once again stars for the British quartet.

She makes her fourth successive appearance in the 4x1km relay and is yet to be beaten in the event. The two-time world finalist over 1500m will have her eyes on making it a famous fourth victory at the 2018 edition.

Paul Bush OBE, Director of Events, said: I’m delighted Laura will be returning to the Great Edinburgh International XCountry for a fourth consecutive year and leading the GB team on her home turf. Set against the spectacular backdrop of Arthur’s Seat and Holyrood Park, the Great Edinburgh International XCountry shows why Scotland truly is the perfect stage for events.” 

The Simplyhealth Great Edinburgh International XCountry, supported by EventScotland, is a team competition pitting the British Athletics team against Europe and the USA, also including an exciting international mixed relay.

The event takes place in Edinburgh’s Holyrood Park and is free to spectate. It forms an exciting day of sport which kicks off with the Simplyhealth Great Edinburgh Winter Run, a 5k running event featuring 3,000 runners of all abilities.

The event is perfect for kick starting the New Year in style and features a scenic course that starts and finishes in Holyrood Park, travelling up Arthur’s Seat and offering fantastic views of Scotland’s capital city.

For more information about the event and to enter the Simplyhealth Great Edinburgh Winter Run, click here.

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