Watch: Gold medalist flees officials to run victory lap

Scotland's Laura Muir completed a superb double triumph after winning gold in the 3,000 metres at the European Indoor Championships, but officials weren't too keen on letting her celebrate.

The 23-year-old raced to victory in a championship record of eight minutes 35 seconds; the day after winning the 1,500 metres in Belgrade.

Success like that calls for a victory lap, right?

Well, officials didn't agree, with one fastidious marshal trying to block Muir three times as she attempted to grab a flag and complete a lap of honour.

"I had to fight for that didn't I!" said Muir, who eventually avoided the official. "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 honour. I'm going'.

"I didn't really say anything. I just thought, at the end of the day, she won't be able to catch me!"

- NZ Herald

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