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Filip Ingebrigtsen

Filip Mangen Ingebrigtsen (born April 20, 1993) is a Norwegian middle distance runner who represents Sandnes Idrettslag. In 2016, Ingebrigtsen became European Champion at 1500 meters during the European Championships in Amsterdam, and took bronze over the same distance at the World Championships in 2017 in London. He holds the Norwegian 1500 record with time 3:30.01, set at a Diamond League meet in Monaco on July 20, 2018. At the 2019 London Diamond League Filip finished second to Samuel Tefera in the mile. With a time of 3:49.60 Ingebrigtsen ran a national record and new personal best.

Filip Ingebrigtsen
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Ingebrigtsen in 2014
Personal information
Born (1993-04-20) 20 April 1993 (age 26)
Sandnes, Norway
Height1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight75 kg (165 lb)
SportTrack and field
Event(s)1500 metres, mile
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)1500 m: 3:30.01[1] NR
Mile: 3:49.60[1] NR
5000 m: 13:11.75[1]

Ingebrigtsen was born in Sandnes. His older brother Henrik Ingebrigtsen and younger brother Jakob Ingebrigtsen (born 2000) are also middle distance runners and European champions at 1500 meters. They are trained by their dad Gjert Ingebrigtsen.[2]


Ingebrigtsen won gold in the 1500 metres in the 2016 European Athletics Championships.[3]

2011 Season

At the Norwegian Championship 2011 he finished fifth in the 800 meters with time 1.56.18. At the same meeting, he also was on the Sandnes Idrettslag team that won gold in the junior class. The others on the team were Kjartan Løvoll, Per Magne Florvaag and Marius Bakken Støle. In the terrain race he received NM medal, and won silver in the short run in NM in terrain race. In the long run (6 km) he finished fifth, and also got bronze in the relay, together with teammates Asle Rønning Tjelta and Ragnar Stølsmark.

2012-2015 Seasons

In July 2012 he won gold at 1500 meters in junior NM in athletics in Sigdal. In August he finished third at 800 meters in the 2012 Norwegian Championship, with Thomas Roth winning and older brother Henrik finishing second. In the 2013 Norwegian Championship he won the 1500 meters, [2] and also won gold on the 4 × 1500 meter relay in the NM.

At the 2014 European Championships, where he ran 3.41.06 for 1500 meters in the opening session, but did not reach the final. The following week he won two medals in the Norwegian Championship, coming second in the 1500 meters and third at 800 meters.

In the 2015 Norwegian Championships he finished second in the 1500 meters behind Snorre Holtan Løken.

2016 Season: European champion and Olympic participation

In the 2016 European Championships , he won the 1500 meters, with his big brother Henrik in third place. The week after, at the Diamond League meet in Monaco, and lowered his personal 1500-meter record to 3:33.72, finishing in 10th place. Filip represented Norway during the Rio Olympics in August, but was disqualified during the trial heat of 1500 meters.

2017 Season: Bronze in the World Cup

In the World Championships in Athletics 2017, Ingebrigtsen took the bronze medal at 1500 meters with time 3.34.53.

2018 Season

At the Diamond League in Monaco on July 20, 2018, Filip Ingebrigtsen set a record of 1,500 meters with a time of 3:30.01, which was the best time in Europe that year, and he became a favorite at that distance for the European Championship in Berlin. In the semi-finals, he fell and broke a rib, but got up, took the field again and qualified for the final. His injury affected his performance in the final, and he also had to withdraw from the 5000 meter final. His younger brother Jakob took gold at both distances, and his older brother Henrik took the bronze at 1500 meters. The injury also troubled Filip during the NM a few weeks later, but he won the silver medal at 800 meters behind Thomas Roth.

2019 Season Some of Ingebrigtsen's performances during the 2019 season were controversial. In the 2019 European Athletics Indoor Championships, he was disqualified in his 1500 meters heat for running off the track. His brother Jakob remarked that "It was the stupidest thing I'll see all year".[4]

A few months later, at the 2019 World Athletics Championships, Filip Ingebrigtsen was seen to push another runner, Tedesse Lemi, causing him to fall, but he was not disqualified and proceeded to the semifinals.[5]

International competitionsEdit


  1. ^ a b c IAAF. "Filip INGEBRIGTSEN - Athlete Profile".
  2. ^ Thomas Brakstad (16 March 2016) Familien vinnervilje NRK
  3. ^ Ecstatic Filip Ingebrigtsen wins gold 1500m Retrieved 10 July 2016
  4. ^ "Athletics news - 'Stupid' Filip Ingebrigtsen disqualified from European 1500m heat". Eurosport. 1 March 2019. Retrieved 4 October 2019.
  5. ^ Sarah Lorge Butler; Taylor Dutch; Scott Douglas. "Highlights From the 2019 IAAF World Championships". Runner's World. Retrieved 4 October 2019.