Olympic 1500m Champion, Jacob Ingebrigtsen has outlined his plans for the upcoming indoor season with his eyes focused on the tenth European senior title at the Istanbul 2023 European Athletics Indoor Championships that will be held from 2-5 March in Ataköy Arena, Turkey.
The 22 year-old who is also the reigning World 1500m champion, is yet to confirm which distance – or distances – he will contest but the Norwegian could very possibly take his tally of European senior titles into double digits.
In his last competitive appearance, Ingebrigtsen retained his European cross country title in La Mandria Park on the outskirts of Turin in December which brought his title count across all surfaces and distances up to nine.
Ingebrigtsen has won the 1500m and 5000m titles at the last two European Athletics Championships as well as three gold medals at the European Athletics Indoor Championships.
At the last edition in Torun 2021, the Norwegian wonder kid made history by becoming the first male athlete to win the 1500/3000m titles at the same edition.
The World Indoor 1500m silver medallist, avenged his defeat to home favourite Marcin Lewandowski from 2019 when he retained his title in the 3000m, covering the last 1500m in a blistering 3:39.95.
Before the European Athletics Indoor Championships, Ingebrigtsen has two more races on his card, the 1500m in Lievin on 15 February and the 3000m in Madrid on 22 February.
The 22 Diamond League 1500m champion, set his first world record in Lievin last year when he became the first athlete in history to break the 3:31-barrier indoors with 3:30.60 for 1500m.
Ingebrigtsen’s nine European titles
European Athletics Championships
- 1500m – 2018
- 5000m – 2018
- 1500m – 2022
- 5000m – 2022
European Athletics Indoor Championships
- 3000m – 2019
- 1500m – 2021
- 3000m – 2021
SPAR European Cross Country Championships
- Senior men’s 10km – 2021
- Senior men’s 9.6km – 2022