Olympic 1500m champion Jacob Ingebrigtsen could threaten long-standing continental time at the Lausanne Diamond League that will be held on 26th August in Lausanne, Switzerland
Ingebrigtsen has a European record in his sights that was set 21 years ago by Mohammed Mourhit in the 3000m mark of 7:26.62 in Monaco and one-year before he was suspended for using EPO.
The 20 year-old ran 7:27.05 in Rome last year when he finished close behind Ugandan Jacob Kiplimo.
Andy Butchart, will also be aiming to crack at Mo Farah’s UK record of 7:32.62 in what promises to be a fast race.
During the Prefontaine Classic meet in Eugene, the Norwegian wonder kid was on fire as he trounced the reigning world champion Timothy Cheruiyot in 3:47.24, which is a world-leading time, national record and Diamond League record which made him history’s ninth fastest outdoor performer. It’s also the fastest outdoor time in the world in seven years, since Ayanleh Souleiman ran the previous Prefontaine record, 3:47.32 in 2014.