Olympic 1500m champion, Jacob Ingebrigsten, who crashed the World Two-Mile record just a few days ago, lived to the home expectations as he set a new European record at the Oslo Diamond League held on Thursday (15) night in Oslo, Norway.
The 22 year-old led eight men who crossed the finish line under the 3:30 to become one of the fastest 1500m men’s races of all time in History.
The double Olympic champion who has on many occasions downplayed chasing the 1500m record of 3:26.00 set in 1998 by Moroccan Hicham El Guerrouj, ran a race of a life time when he crossed the line in an astonishing World Leading time and also the fourth fastest time in history of 3:27.95.
World 1500m bronze medallist, Mohamed Katir came home in second place with a season best of 3:28.89 with the second-fastest Indoor Miler in history, Yared Nuguse from United States wrapping up the podium three finishes also in season best of 3:29.02.
Olympic silver medallist, Timothy Cheruiyot who was among the race favorite was forced to settle in fourth place with a season best of 3:29.08.
World Indoor 1500m bronze medallist, Abel Kipsang finished a distant later in eleventh place in a season best of 3:31.76
- Jacob Ingebrigtsen (NOR) 3:27.95 WL
- Mohamed Katir (ESP) 3:28.89 SB
- Yared Nuguse (USA) 3:29.02 PB
- Timothy Cheruiyot (KEN) 3:29.08 SB
- Mario Garcia (ESP) 3:29.18 PB