Laura Weightman in Olympic final

Morpeth Harrier Laura Weightman finished 11th place in the 1500m final at the Olympic Park on Friday night. Laura thanked her coach Steve Cram.

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Laura Weightman says "this is just the beginning for me", after 1500m Olympic final

Laura Weightman in training Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Morpeth Harrier Laura Weightman says she loved the experience of her first major international final, after finishing in 11th place in the 1500m.

Speaking on BBC Sport after the race, the 21 year old runner from Alnwick thanked her supporters and her coach, Steve Cram, and said the crowd at the Olympic Park "were brilliant".

Already looking ahead, Laura added, "I really believe there's a lot more from me in the future, and this is a good platform to push me on now."

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Laura Weightman finishes 11th in 1500m Olympic final

Laura Weightman in training for the Olympics Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Morpeth Harrier Laura Weightman achieved her dream of racing in an Olympic final tonight.

The 21 year old Morpeth Harrier finished in 11th place, in a time of 4:15.60.

The final was a slower race than the semi-final on Wednesday night, in which Laura recorded a personal best of 4:02.99.

Laura has been coached for the Games by Olympic silver medallist Steve Cram.

Laura Weightman prepares for 1500m Olympic final

Laura Weightman in training with Steve Cram Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

The North East will be represented at the1500m Olympic final tonight.

21 year old Laura Weightman from Alnwick is coached by Olympic silver medallist and former world champion Steve Cram.

Laura, who is a member of the Morpeth Harriers, has been training in Hexham in the run-up to the Olympics.

She made it through to the final, after recording a new personal best of 4:02:99 in the semi-final on Wednesday.

Tonight's race starts at 2055hrs.

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