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 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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