Jakob Ingebrigtsen will make a rare appearance in the 800m at the Trond Mohn Games in Bergen on 8 June, a World Athletics Continental Tour Bronze meeting.
Ingebrigtsen last raced at the distance at the 2020 Norwegian Championships which was also held at the Fana Stadium in Bergen, winning a tactical race in 1:48.72. His lifetime best stands at 1:46.44 which also dates back to 2020.
The 21-year-old is using this race as a chance to sharpen his speed ahead of the Oslo Diamond League on 16 June, one of the most important fixtures on his itinerary which includes both the World Athletics Championships in Oregon and the European Athletics Championships in Munich.
“This is a huge recognition for the meeting and also very good for the people of Bergen. Everyone wants to see Jakob; organisers all over the world want him and Karsten Warholm. Now we have at least one of them and that goes straight into what is the main goal of Trond Mohn Games: to excite the Bergen audience,” event organiser Eddie Ebbesvik told local media.
Ingebrigtsen is expected to open his outdoor season in the Eugene Diamond League on 28 May.