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Weightman through to 1500m final

Morpeth runner Laura Weightman Credit: ITV News

Morpeth Harriers runner Laura Weightman has won a place in the 1500m Olympic final. The 21 year old came seventh in the second semi final, but her personal best time of 4:02:99 was good enough to get her through.

Afterwards she said: "It feels absolutely unbelievable... What a day!"

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