Laura Muir is targeting a gold medal at next month’s European Championships after running a season’s best 1500m time in Lausanne.

The Scot, 25, finished second in the Diamond League meet in three minutes 58.18 seconds.

Muir was overtaken on the home straight by Shelby Houlihan, with the American setting a new personal best of 3:57.54.

“It’s got to be gold,” Muir said when asked about her ambitions in Berlin. “I feel I’m at that level now.”

Muir won the 800m title at the British Championships at the weekend and aims to run both distances at the European Championships in the German capital.

“Definitely, in terms of Europe, I should be at the top of the rostrum,” she told BBC Sport after edging out Sifan Hassan of the Netherlands, the 2014 European champion and silver medallist from 2016.

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