The first day of the IAAF World Championships, saw all four Brits in the Women’s 1500m heats,
qualify to go through to the Second Round Semi Finals,
scheduled to be run on the evening of Saturday 5th August at 19.35 hours.
Amongst them was Morpeth Harrier Laura Weightman,
who finished fourth in the third heat, posting a qualifying time of 4m03.50s.
Joining her will be medal favourite Laura Muir, who also finished fourth
in a slower run second heat, in a time of 4m08.97s.
In the first heat, which was the fastest, Jessica Judd finished sixth in 4m03.73s.
North Easterner Sarah MacDonald of Birchfield, formerly of Jarrow and Hebburn,
also qualified as a fastest loser in Weight man’s heat, when finishing ninth,
posting a new personal best of 4m05.48s.