Josh Kerr and Laura Muir headline Great Britain and Northern Ireland team for World Indoor Championships

Josh Kerr will use the SPOTY snub as extra motivation (Martin Rickett/PA) (PA Wire)
Josh Kerr will use the SPOTY snub as extra motivation (Martin Rickett/PA) (PA Wire)

Josh Kerr has been named in Great Britain and Northern Ireland’s team for the World Athletics Indoor Championships in Glasgow 24, UK Athletics has announced.

The 1,500m world champion will run in the men’s 3,000m, having produced a stunning world best over two miles earlier this month, and Kerr will be joined by Olympic silver medallist Laura Muir to compete in front of a home crowd next month, with Scotland hosting the championships for the first time.

The team, set to compete from 1-3 March, has been selected to “optimise medal success and the number of top eight placings”.

Molly Caudery, having just cleared a world lead of 4.85m in the pole vault at the Microplus UK Athletics Indoor Championships in Birmingham last weekend, is also on the team and will hope to continue her momentum.

Kilbarchan’s Jemma Reekie runs in the women’s 800m, while Georgia Bell earns a first senior call-up to run in the 1500m.

Paula Dunn, Olympic Head Coach, said: “We are pleased to be announcing such a strong team for World Athletics Indoor Championships Glasgow 24, and I am looking forward to seeing how the team perform on the world stage. We had a thrilling National Championships where athletes secured their places for the Team in Scotland, and it was fantastic to see a number of athletes stepping up when it counted.

“This is a really exciting squad that includes global medallists as well as athletes who will be hoping to make an impact on the world stage for the first time. Once World Athletics have finalised the final Road to Glasgow rankings later this week, those athletes who have the required ranking and have met the UKA requirements outlined in the selection policy will be announced, and we look forward to confirming our home championship team for next month.”

Great Britain and Northern Ireland team for the World Athletics Indoor Championships


Georgia Bell (Trevor Painter, Belgrave) – 1500m

Isabelle Boffey (Luke Gunn, Enfield and Haringey) – 800m

Molly Caudery (Scott Simpson, Thames Valley) – Pole Vault

Morgan Lake (Robbie Grabarz, Windsor Slough Eton & Hounslow) – High Jump

Laura Muir (Steve Vernon, Dundee Hawkhill) – 3000m

Laviai Nielsen (Tony Lester, Enfield and Haringey) – 400m

Jemma Reekie (Jon Bigg, Kilbarchan) – 800m

Cindy Sember (Chris Johnson, Woodford Green Essex Ladies) – 60m Hurdles

Revee Walcott-Nolan (Thomas Dreißigacker, Luton) – 1500m

4x400m: Hannah Brier (Matt Elias, Swansea), Hannah Kelly (Les Hall, Bolton), Jessie Knight (Marina Armstrong, Windsor Slough Eton & Hounslow), Laviai Nielsen (Tony Lester, Enfield and Haringey), Lina Nielsen (Tony Lester, Shaftesbury Barnet) and Ama Pipi (Linford Christie; Enfield & Haringey)


Jeremiah Azu (Marco Airale, Cardiff) – 60m

Callum Elson (Nick Aguila, Cambridge & Coleridge) – 1500m

Adam Fogg (Cory Leslie, Coventry) – 1500m

Josh Kerr (Danny Mackey, Edinburgh) – 3000m

David King (Tim O’Neil, City of Plymouth) – 60m Hurdles

Tade Ojora (Joanna Hayes, Windsor Slough Eton and Hounslow) – 60m Hurdles