Olympic champion Jakob Ingebrigtsen ran the world’s fastest mile in 21 years at the Bislett Games held on Thursday (16) at the Bislett Stadium in Oslo, Norway.
Ingerbrigtsen who came to this race with the fastest mile time on paper of 3:47.24 that he got last year at the Hayward Field which is also a National record, was chasing the European record that was set in 1985 by Britain’s Steve Cram of 3:46.32 which he narrowly missed by 14 seconds.
The 21 year-old blazed off when he set a new personal record, Diamond League record, National record and world-leading time of 3:46.46.
Ingerbrigtsen is now placed as the 13th-best time in history and the fastest since world record holder Hicham El Guerrouj of Morocco clocked 3:44.95 in 2001. El Guerrouj’s world record is 3:43.13 from 1999.
He was followed closely by Australian Ollie Hoare in a time of 3:47.48 which is an Australasian record with Great Britain’s Jake Wightman closing the podium three finishes with a personal best of 3:50.30.
Great Britain’s Neil Gourley finished in fourth in a personal best of 3:52.91 with Charles Grethen finishing in fifth in 3:53.20 which is a Luxemburg National Record