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Laura's Olympic preparations

Laura trains at Hexham track Photo: ITV Tyne Tees

Morpeth Harrier Laura Weightman is just hours from the most important race of her career.

The 21 year old athlete ran a personal best time to qualify for Friday's final. It took a photo finish to determine her 7th placing in the semi final on Wednesday night.

The result has delighted her coach Steve Cram and fellow athletes from Morpeth Harriers in the North East.

Laura with coach Steve Cram Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

She'll line up beside Team GB's Lisa Dobrisky at the Olympic Park at 20:55 when 80 thousand people will pack the stadium.

The athlete, who grew up on the Northumberland coast, trains in Hexham.

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