The 2017 African U20 800m bronze medallist, Adisu Girma will challenge three Norwegians brothers at the 24th edition of the Cursa dels Nassos that will be held on the eve of the New Year in Barcelona, Spain.
The 23 year-old who specializes in 800m and 1500m races will be making his debut over the distance and will have to get past the ever fresh Olympic 1500m champion, Jacob Ingebrigstsen, who will also have his two brothers (Filip and Henrik) tag along as they jostle for the top honors.
Jacob Ingebrigstsen who is the race favorite comes to this race with the second fastest time of 27:54 that he got in his home town in 2019.
The two will have to get past the 2019 European 10,000m champion, Jimmy Gressier, who carries on his shoulders the fastest time on paper of 27:43 that he got in 2019.
The 2012 European 1500m champion, Henrik Ingebrigstsen and the 2017 World 1500m bronze medallist, Filip Ingebrigstsen will join their younger brother as they fight for the title today.
The 2019 European 10,000m champion, Jimmy Gressier and the two time Asian Games 1500m and 5000m champion, Mohamed Al Garni from Qatar have also been included in the start list.