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Jakob Ingebrigtsen to drop down to the 800m

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.

Source: european-athletics.com

Karsten Warholm smashes his world best in the 300m hurdles

Karsten Warholm began his outdoor season by smashing his world best in the 300m hurdles in Oslo and the unstoppable Norwegian concluded his season by equalling the world lead in the 300m at the Trond Mohn Games in Bergen on Saturday (18), the last World Athletics Continental Tour Bronze meeting of the season in Europe.

Warholm raced to an unopposed victory in 32.49 to match the world lead which was held by Patrik Sorm from the Czech Republic. His time shaved two-tenths from his Norwegian best although Warholm did run faster during the indoor season, stopping the clock at 32.47 in February.

This was a precursor to Warholm’s best season to date in the 400m hurdles. He finished the year unbeaten in the event for the third year in succession and he took the world record into hitherto uncharted territory with 46.70 in Monaco and then 45.94 at the Tokyo Olympic Games.

Other highlights from a Norwegian standpoint included Olympic silver medallist Eivind Henriksen winning the hammer with 76.38m and Hedda Hynne winning the rarely-run 600m in 1:26.98 ahead of her Nordic rival Lovisa Lindh from Sweden in 1:27.57.

Simon Hansen from Denmark from a 100/200m double in 10.42/20.71 and Poland’s Klaudia Siciarz concluded her season with victory in the 100m hurdles in 13.02.

Source: european-athletics.com