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Jacob Ingebrigtsen targets his tenth European senior title in Turkey

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

 

Additional: european-athletics.com

Jakob Ingebrigtsen beats Cheruiyot as he closes the season with a world lead

Olympic champion Jakob Ingebrigtsen ran a world leading time in the men’s 1500m race at the Zurich Diamond League Meeting which was the final stop on the Wanda Diamond League held on Thursday (08) in Zurich, Switzerland.

 The 21-year-old hasn’t shown any visible signs of fatigue from doubling up in the 1500m and 5000m at both the World Athletics Championships and the European Athletics Championships, lived to his expectations as he beat the Olympic silver medallist, Timothy Cheruiyot from Kenya as he eclipsed his world leading time of 3:29.02 which is his third sub-3:30 clocking of the year and the sixth of his career.  This made the Norwegian to lay his hands on his first Diamond Trophy

“I would have loved to get more races, but we are going to have to wait for next year. I will get a couple of weeks relaxing now, but I want to keep on working, and keep on training – it is tough mentally, training and sleeping, but definitely need to relax a bit,” said Ingebrigtsen.

Cheruiyot was forced to close his track season in second place in a time of 3:30.27 with Commonwealth Games 1500m champion, Oliver Hoare from Australia closing the podium three finishes in 3:30.59.

World Indoor 1500m bronze medallist, Abel Kipsang came home in fourth in 3:31.36 with Stewart Mcsweyn from Australia finishing in fifth place in 3:31.34.

LEADING RESULTS

1500M MEN

  1. Jacob Ingebrigtsen    (NOR) 3:29.02
  2. Timothy Cheruiyot   (KEN) 3:30.27
  3. Oliver Hoare               (AUS) 3:30.59
  4. Abel Kipsang              (KEN) 3:31.36
  5. Stewart Mcsweyn       (AUS) 3:31.34

Jacob Ingebrigtsen destroys the 1500m European Championships record

Taking the lead from the bell to the finish, Olympic 1500mchampion Jacob Ingebrigtsen lived to his expectations as he destroyed the field with a new championship record at the ongoing European Athletics Championships being held at the Olympic stadium in Munich.

The 21 year-old, who won the 5000m title just two nights ago, shattered the existing record of 3:35.27 that had been set by Fermin Cacho from Spain in 1994 in Helsinki. He has now won both the 1500m and 5000m at two consecutive European Championships.

“I felt I have this speed in my legs today so I wanted to go fast from the beginning, “I wanted to have a fast race and I wanted to win.” said Ingebritsen.

Ingebritsen went through the first 400m in 56.4 seconds and the 800m mark in 1:54.2 as he outstretched the field, surging ahead with lots of motivation from the crowd and crossing the finish line in a new championship record of 3:32.76.

He was followed by Great Britain’s Jake Heyward who took silver medal in 3:34.44 with European U23 Champion, Mario Garcia Romo from Spain taking bronze in 3:34.88.

Jacob Krop wins silver in 5000m race in Oregon

The reigning Africa junior 5,000m silver medalist Jacob Krop, made sure that he leaves an indelible mark at the World stage as he banged a silver medal at the just concluded World Athletics Championships in Oregon.

The 21 year-old came home second in 13:09.98 behind the Olympic 1500m champion Jacob Ingebrigtsen who gifted his country their first ever gold medal in the 5,000m race in a time of 13:09.24.

Uganda’s Oscar Chelimo won bronze, which is the countries second medal in the event, after a bronze medal by Moses Kipsiro in 2007.

Guatemalan Luis Grijalva finished in fourth place which is the best finish in the event by a Guatemalan runner, and he was aslo the first from his nation to make the final in this event. It is also the best finish by a Guatemalan athlete in any event in the World Championships, bettering the 6th-place finish of Erick Barrondo in the 20 km race walk in 2011.

Where to watch Oslo Diamond League

The meeting will be streamed in a number of territories on the Wanda Diamond League YouTube page from 20:00 local time (GMT +2).

To find out where the meeting may be broadcast in your country, check the list below. If your country does not appear on the list, please check local listings. The list is subject to change, and some broadcasters may only show highlights coverage, while others will show the meeting live. Please check your local listings to find out more information.

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Abel Kipsang gifts Kenya the second medal

Olympic Games 1500m finalist Abel Kipsang gave Kenya her second medal at the ongoing 18th edition of the World Indoor Championships that is being held in the Serbian capital’s Stark Arena in Belgrade.

Kipsang took the third position with a seasonal best of 3:33.59.

The race was won by the defending champion Samuel Tafera who crushed the great Haile Gebrselassie record as he set a new Championship record of 3:32.77 with the Olympic 1500m champion Jacob Ingebrigsten taking silver in a time of 3:33.02.

Jacob Ingebrigtsen to compete in 5000m and 1500m in Zurich Meet

Olympic 1500m Champion, Jacob Ingebrigtsen will be the star to watch as he plans to double start for the prestigious trophy of the Wanda Diamond League at the Weltklasse Zürich, which will be held on 8th September in Letzigrund Stadium in Zurich, Switzerland.

Norwegian wonder kid will attempt to complete on two different races starting with 5000m that will be held on Wednesday (8) at the  Sechseläutenplatz and the following day which is on Thursday (9) compete in his specialty race of 1500m at the Letzigrund.

The 20 year-old will have a huge challenge with the two races but considering his great shape currently we should not rule him out. Ingebrigtsen could not achieve his dream goal a forth night ago but managed to beat a strong field that included Olympic 10000m gold medallist Selemon Barega and Two-time 5000m World Champion Muktar Idris both from Ethiopia.

The European 1500m champion was on fire during the Prefontaine Classic meet in Eugene, 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.

Ingebrigtsen also thrashed two Kenyans Abel Kipsang and Jacob Krop when he crossed the line in a season best of 7:33.06. He was followed by Ethiopia’s Aregawi Berihu who took silver in a personal best of 7:33.39 with Stewart McSweyn the top three places in 7:35.06.

Barega and Idris crossed the line in fourth and fifth place in 7:36.62 and 7:40.30 respectively.

Jacob Ingebrigtsen beats Selemon Barega and Muktar Idris in Lausanne meet

Olympic 1500m champion Jacob Ingebrigtsen could not live to his expectation of lowering the long-standing continental time at the Lausanne Diamond League that was held on Thursday night in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Ingebrigtsen had targeted to demolish a European record 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 could not achieve his dream goal but managed to beat a strong field that included Olympic 10000m gold medallist Selemon Barega and Two-time 5000m World Champion Muktar Idris both from Ethiopia.

The Norwegian wonder kid was on fire during the Prefontaine Classic meet in Eugene, 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.

Ingebrigtsen also thrashed two Kenyans Abel Kipsang and Jacob Krop when he crossed the line in a season best of 7:33.06. He was followed by Ethiopia’s Aregawi Berihu who took silver in a personal best of 7:33.39 with Stewart McSweyn the top three places in 7:35.06.

Barega and Idris crossed the line in fourth and fifth place in 7:36.62 and 7:40.30 respectively.

Kenyan duo of Krop and Kipsang came home in eighth and ninth place in 7:41.50 and 7:42.21 (PB) respectively.

Jacob Ingebrigtsen to attack European record of 26 years in Lausanne

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.

Jacob Ingebrigtsen Youngest-Ever European 1500m Champion

Norway’s insurgent 17 year-old, Jacob Ingebrigtsen, showed no respect to his elders at Olympic Stadium here tonight –including his two older brothers– winning the European Athletics Championships 1500m title in 3:38.10 with a solid 53.64-second closing lap.

His brothers Henrik (the 2012 champion), and Filip (the 2016 winner), finished fourth and 12th, respectively. Not surprisingly, Ingebrigtsen is now the youngest-ever man to win a European title in any discipline.

“Jacob won it?” asked bronze medalist Jake Wightman of Great Britain as he spoke to reporters after the race. “I didn’t even know that.”

Leading at the 800m mark in 2:01.12, Jakob Ingebrigtsen timed his race perfectly. He didn’t push the pace too soon, running just slightly behind Britain’s Charlie Grice at the bell (2:44.42). Ingebrigtsen eased into the lead through the 1200m mark, and simply remained there until the finish as the other 12 men gave chase. Just before crossing the line, he turned to his right just to make sure he wasn’t going to get caught.

Behind him, Poland’s Marcin Lewandowski mounted a huge attack in the homestretch, passing Wightman within the last two meters to get the silver medal in 3:38.14 to Wightman’s 3:38.25. Wightman never saw him coming.

“That’s the skill,” Wightman marveled. “He’s the predator.”

While happy for his younger brother, Henrik Ingebrigtsen was downcast about his own race. He said he was he had prepared well for these championships and hoped for a medal, which he could still earn in tomorrow’s 5000m.

“I’m pissed that I got boxed in,” Henrik Ingebrigtsen told Race Results Weekly. “I was really fit enough to get a medal today.”

In the women’s 800m final, Ukraine’s Nataliya Pryshchepa successfully defended her title from Amsterdam two years ago in a modest 2:00.38, just 24/100ths of a second ahead of France’s Renelle Lamote. Pryshchepa’s Ukrainian teammate Olha Lyakhova was a close third in 2:00.79.

The men’s two-lap final isn’t until tomorrow, but in tonight’s semi-finals Poland’s Adam Kszczot, the two-time defending champion, showed his mastery of the event, posting the fastest mark of the evening of 1:46.11. Kszczot was in last place at the bell, but slid past the field on the outside over the final 300 meters to take the win, confidently.

“It’s never easy,” Kszczot told Race Results Weekly. He continued: “I did a good job. I can’t imagine a better semi-final.”

Kszczot’s main rival for gold, France’s Pierre-Ambroise Bosse, finished third in the same heat setting up a great final which will also include two other Poles, Mateus Borkowski and Michal Rozmys. Also advancing was Sweden’s Andreas Kramer, who won the first heat in 1:46.14, and Denmark’s Andreas Bube who finished close behind Kramer in 1:46.40.

“It was rough out there,” Bube told Race Results Weekly showing off a spike wound. “It was like a boxing match. I won my fight.”

In other qualifying action, Laura Muir got off on the right foot at these championships, winning the first of two heats of the women’s 1500m on the strength of a 60.5-second closing lap. Muir, whose 3:55.22 personal best is easily the fastest in the field, ran a patient race, moving from the back of the field at 300 meters, and not coming to the front until after the bell. She easily held of Ireland’s Ciara Mageean, Portugal’s Marta Pen Freitas, and Poland’s Angelika Cichocka (the reigning champion) who filled out the next three places.

“I just wanted to stay out of trouble and I did that, so yes I am happy,” Muir commented to British Athletics. “I had plenty in hand, it was just a case of staying out of trouble and trying to qualifying as comfortably as possible.”

Muir’s teammate, Laura Weightman, also advanced by finishing second in heat 2, but she took a different approach than Muir. Weightman ran near the front the entire heat, then gently picked it up on the backstretch on the final lap and eased to the finish in 4:08.74. She did not react when Poland’s Sofia Ennaoui moved past her in the homestretch to win the heat in 4:08.60.

“That last lap I know to go steady,” Weightman told Race Results Weekly. “I don’t like to waste energy before the final.”

The two winners of the women’s steeplechase preliminary heats, Norway’s Karoline Bjerkeli Grøvdahl and Switzerland’s Fabienne Schlumpf, both used front-running tactics to secure their places in the final. Grøvdahl, who was the bronze medalist at the 2016 edition of these championships in the 10,000m, led nearly every step of the first heat, and won without a hard final sprint in 9:34.23. Denmark’s Anna Møller, France’s Ophélie Claude-Boxberger, Germany’s Elena Burkhard, and Spain’s Irene Sanchez all finished less than half a second behind and secured the other four automatic qualifying spots from that heat.

“I think it’s good to be in the front,” Grøvdahl told Race Results Weekly before hustling out of the mixed zone to recover. “I have better technique that way. It was a safe race.”

Schlumpf competed in similar fashion, but maintained a gap on the field for the final lap of the race. The tall Swiss woman cruised to the line in 9:32.32, nearly a full second ahead of the petite Luiza Gega of Albania. The defending champion, Germany’s Gesa Krause, was third.

“I wanted to run with the leading group,” Schlumpf told European Athletics interviewers. “It just happened like this that at one moment, I did not want to race to loose speed, so I decided to go in front. And I felt good there and I was able to continue strong until the finish line.”

The 24th European Athletics Championships continue tomorrow at Olympic Stadium with finals for both the men’s 800m and 5000m in the evening. These championships conclude on Sunday when the men’s and women’s marathons will be held on the same course in the morning (with slightly different start times), and the women’s 1500m, 5000m and 3000m steeplechase finals will be held in less than a one-hour period on Sunday night.