Jakob Ingebrigtsen facts for kids
Jakob Ingebrigtsen at the 2017 Bislett Games
|Born||19 September 2000
Sandnes, Rogaland, Norway
|Sport||Athletics/Track, Long-distance running|
|Event(s)||1500 metres, Mile, 3000 metres, 5000 metres|
|Achievements and titles|
Jakob Ingebrigtsen (born 19 September 2000) is a Norwegian middle-distance runner. He won the gold medal at the 2020 Summer Olympics in the 1500 metres event, setting the new Olympic and European record. Ingebrigtsen also won two gold medals at the 2018 European Championships, in the 1500 and 5000 metres events. On 10 June 2021, at the Diamond League, Ingebrigtsen set a new European record in the 5000 m with his time of 12:48.45. His older brothers Henrik and Filip are also middle-distance runners who compete internationally. They are trained by their father Gjert Ingebrigtsen. On 12 October 2019, he was the youngest pacemaker in the successful sub-2 hour marathon attempt by Eliud Kipchoge. As of 2021 Jakob is the 8th, 6th, 9th and 12th fastest man over the 1500m, 2000m, 3000m and 5000m respectively. He also holds the distinction of being one of only two men to run a sub-3:30 1500m, sub-7:30 3000m and a sub-12:50 5000m along with 3000m and 2 mile world record holder Daniel Komen.
|Outdoor track||800 m||1:46.44||30 June 2020||Oslo, Norway|
|1500 m||3:28.32 OR/ER||7 August 2021||Japan National Stadium
|Mile||3:51.30 EJR||30 June 2019||Prefontaine Classic
Palo Alto, USA
|2000 m||4:50.01 ER||11 June 2020||Impossible Games
|3000 m||7:27.05 NR||17 September 2020||Golden Gala
|5000 m||12:48.45 ER||10 June 2021||Golden Gala
|3000 m steeple||8:26.81 EJR||8 July 2017||Kortrijk, Belgium|
|Indoor track||800m||1:52.01||4 February 2018||Bærum, Norway|
|1500m||3:31:80 ER||9 February 2021||Liévin, France|
|3000m||7:48.20||7 March 2021||European Indoor Championships
|Road||5 km||13:28 NR||6 May 2020||Per Halle Invitational
|10 km||27:54 EJR/NR||19 October 2019||Hytteplanmila
|2016||European Cross Country Junior Championship||Chia, Italy||6 km||1st||17:06|
|2017||U20 European Championships||Grosseto, Italy||1500 metres||8th||3:58.64|
|3000 metres steeplechase||1st||8:50.00|
|European Cross Country Junior Championship||Šamorín, Slovakia||6 km||1st||18:39|
|World Championship||London, England||3000 metres steeplechase||27th (sf)||8:34.88|
|2018||U20 World Championships||Tampere, Finland||1500 metres||2nd||3:41.89|
|European Cross Country Junior Championship||Tilburg, Netherlands||6 km||1st||18:00|
|European Championship||Berlin, Germany||1500 metres||1st||3:38.10|
|2019||European Indoor Championships||Glasgow, Scotland||1500 m||2nd||3:43.23|
|European Cross Country Junior Championship||Lisbon, Portugal||6 km||1st||18:20|
|U20 World Cross Country Championships||Aarhus, Denmark||8 km||12th||24:39|
|World Championship||Doha, Qatar||1500 metres||4th||3:31.70|
|2021||2020 Summer Olympics||Tokyo, Japan||1500 metres||1st||3:28.32|
|2018||Continental Cup||Ostrava, Czech Republic||1500 m||3rd||3:40.80|
National championship results
|2015||Norwegian Championship||Haugesund, Norway||1500 m||9th||3:54.05|
|Norwegian Youth Championships||Lillestrøm, Norway||800 m||1st||1:54.05|
|2016||Norwegian Championship||Askøy, Norway||800 m||5th||1:53.10|
|Norwegian Junior Championships||Brandbu, Norway||800 m||2nd||1:54.13|
|Norwegian Youth Championships||Sandnes, Norway||800 m||1st||1:56.03|
|2017||Norwegian Championship||Sandnes, Norway||800 m||3rd||1:50.54|
|3000 metres steeplechase||1st||8:44.12|
|Norwegian Youth Championships||Bergen, Norway||400 m||2nd||51.03|
|Norwegian Indoor Youth Championships||Oslo, Norway||800 m||1st||1:52.91|
|2018||Norwegian Championship||Byrkjelo, Norway||1500 m||1st||4:03.54|
|Norwegian Indoor Championships||Bærum, Norway||800 m||2nd||1:52.01|
|2019||Norwegian Championship||Hamar, Norway||1500 m||1st||3:36.33|
|2020||Norwegian Championship||Bergen, Norway||800 m||1st||1.48.72|
On 27 May 2017 he became the youngest athlete to run the one-mile distance in less than 4 minutes, when he finished in 11th place in a Diamond League race at Hayward Field in Eugene, US.
On 15 June he ran almost two seconds faster, when he finished first in a mile race at Bislett Games in Oslo, Norway with the time 3:56.29.
On 8 July 2017 he beat the junior European record on 3000 metres steeplechase at the Guldensporenmeeting in Kortrijk, Belgium with the time 8:26.81. This was his first time competing in the 3000m steeplechase event.
On 26 May 2018 at age 17, Ingebrigtsen ran a 3:52.28 mile in the Prefontaine Classic's Bowerman Mile for 4th place. It is the fastest mile run by a 17-year-old.
On 5 July 2019 he set a new personal best, and U20 European Record (1500m) when he ran 3:30.16 in Lausanne
On 20 July 2019 he set a new National Record and U20 European Record at 5000m (13:02.03 in London).
As of 6 October 2019 Jakob is ranked as the 2nd best 1500m runner in the world, only behind Timothy Cheruiyot.
Making his debut at the distance, he broke Sondre Nordstad Moen’s Norwegian 10 km record at the Hytteplanmila in Hole on 19 October 2019, with victory in 27:54. Not only was Jakob's time a national record, it was also the fastest time by a European in 2019 as well as being a European U20 10 km best.
On 10 June 2021 at the Diamond League in Florence, Italy, he set a new European record in the 5000 m with his time of 12:48.45, in a race where a half-dozen competitors bested a time of 12:55.
At the 2020 Summer Olympics he won the gold medal in the 1500m, beating Timothy Cheruiyot for the first time and setting a new Olympic and European record with 3:28.32.
Tokyo Olympics 2020
Ingebrigtsen set an Olympic record at 3:28.32 to secure gold in the 1,500-meter final after eclipsing the previous record of 3:31:65 held by the Kenyan Abel Kipsang. He became the second youngest winner in the event. On the final bend, Ingebrigtsen overtook Timothy Cheruiyot who won the silver medal.
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