Posting a time of 4m08.37s, Morpeth Harrier Laura Weightman managed to qualify
for the Semi Finals of the Women’s 1500m at the Rio Olympics
in the early hours of Saturday Morning (13th August) in the Olympic Stadium.
She finished in seventh place in the second of three heats,
however her time saw her go through as a fastest loser,
and she will take her place alongside fellow Brit Laura Muir,
who also qualified automatically from the third heat,
finishing a comfortable third in 4m06.53s.
The Semi Finals will take place at 1.30am on Monday
16th August for those who wish to stay up to view.