Filip Ingebrigtsen

Filip Mangen Ingebrigtsen (born 20 April 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 previously held the Norwegian 1500m record with the time 3:30.01, set at a Diamond League meet in Monaco on 20 July 2018. At the 2019 London Diamond League Ingebrigtsen 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 29)[1]
Sandnes, Norway
Height1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)[1]
Weight75 kg (165 lb)
SportTrack and field
Event(s)1500 metres, mile
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)1500 m: 3:30.01[2]
Mile: 3:49.60[2] NR
5000 m: 13:11.75[2]

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.[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 Athletics Championships, with Thomas Roth winning and older brother Henrik finishing second. In the 2013 Norwegian Athletics Championship he won the 1500 meters, and also won gold on the 4 × 1500 meter relay in the NM.

At the 2014 European Athletics 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 European Athletics Championships finished second in the 1500 meters behind Snorre Holtan Løken.

2016 Season:

In the 2016 European Athletics Championships, he won the 1500 meters, with his older brother Henrik in third place.[4] The week after, at the Diamond League meet in Monaco, and lowered his personal 1500 meters record to 3:33.72, finishing in 10th place. Ingebrigtsen represented Norway during the Rio Olympics in August, but was disqualified during the trial heat of the 1500 meters.[5]

2017 Season:

In the 2017 World Championships in Athletics, Ingebrigtsen took the bronze medal at 1500 meters with time 3.34.53.[6]

2018 Season:

At the Diamond League in Monaco on 20 July 2018 Ingebrigtsen set a record of 1500 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 meters final. His younger brother Jakob took gold at both distances, and his older brother Henrik took the silver at 5000 meters. The injury also troubled Ingebrigtsen 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".[7] A few months later, at the 2019 World Athletics Championships, Ingebrigtsen was seen to push another runner, Tedesse Lemi, causing him to fall, but he was not disqualified and proceeded to the semifinals.[8]

2020 Season:

At the Millrose Games, Ingebrigtsen ran a 3:56.99 indoor mile to set a new national record. He also set personal bests in the 1500 meters (3:36.32) and 800 meters (1:49.56). Ingebrigtsen opened his outdoor season in the Impossible Games, running the 1000 meters in a national record of 2:16.46 and a 2000 meters in 4:56.91 just behind his brothers Henrik (4:53.72) and Jakob (4:50.01), running both events on the same day. He ran an 800 meter personal best of 1:46.74 3 weeks later. In August, Ingebrigtsen ran the 1500 meters at the Monaco Diamond League in 3:30.35 season best.

2021 Season:

Ingebrigtsen's 2021-2022 season was placed into jeopardy due to a reaction to receiving the Covid-19 vaccine but said that he would do it again.[9] He struggled in training leading up to the 2020 Summer Olympics and failed to qualify for the Olympic Men's 1500 m final after finishing tenth in his heat.[10]

International competitionsEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Norway
2011 European Junior Championships Tallinn, Estonia 25th (h) 800 m 1:54.20
2012 World Junior Championships Barcelona, Spain 29th (h) 800 m 1:50.74
10th 1500 m 3:46.54
2013 European U23 Championships Tampere, Finland 7th (h) 800 m 1:48.57
6th 1500 m 3:45.48
2014 European Championships Zürich, Switzerland 17th (h) 1500 m 3:41.06
2015 European Indoor Championships Prague, Czech Republic 24th (h) 1500 m 3:50.15
2016 European Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 1st 1500 m 3:46.65
Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 1500 m DQ
2017 European Indoor Championships Belgrade, Serbia 17th (h) 1500 m 3:51.25
World Championships London, Great Britain 3rd 1500 m 3:34.53
2018 European Championships Berlin, Germany 12th 1500 m 3:41.66
European Cross Country Championships Tilburg, Netherlands 1st Senior men 28:49
2019 World Championships Doha, Qatar 14th (sf) 1500 m 3:37.00
3rd (h) 5000 m 13:20.521
2021 European Indoor Championships Toruń, Poland 20th (h) 1500 m 3:41.52
Olympic Games Tokyo, Japan 21st (h) 1500 m 3:38.02

1Did not finish in the final


  1. ^ a b "Filip Ingebrigtsen". OlyMADmen. Retrieved 24 September 2021.
  2. ^ a b c IAAF. "Filip INGEBRIGTSEN - Athlete Profile".
  3. ^ Thomas Brakstad (16 March 2016) Familien vinnervilje NRK
  4. ^ "Filip Ingebrigtsen comes of age". European Athletics. 10 July 2016. Retrieved 11 January 2022.
  5. ^ "Report: men's 1500m heats – Rio 2016 Olympic Games". World Athletics. 16 August 2016. Retrieved 11 January 2022.
  6. ^ Gretschel, Johanna (13 August 2017). "Elijah Manangoi Restores Kenyan Pride With 1500m Win". FloTrack. Retrieved 11 January 2022.
  7. ^ "Athletics news - 'Stupid' Filip Ingebrigtsen disqualified from European 1500m heat". Eurosport. 1 March 2019. Retrieved 4 October 2019.
  8. ^ Sarah Lorge Butler; Taylor Dutch; Scott Douglas. "Highlights From the 2019 IAAF World Championships". Runner's World. Retrieved 4 October 2019.
  9. ^ "Reaksjoner på vaksinen ødela sesongen for Ingebrigtsen".
  10. ^ "Filip Ingebrigtsen utslagen av vaccinet". SVT Sport. 17 October 2021. Retrieved 11 January 2022.

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