Jakob Ingebrigtsen (born 19 September 2000) is a Norwegian middle-distance runner. He won two gold medals at the 2018 European Championships, in the 1500 and 5000 metres events. On July 20, 2019, at the London Diamond League, Ingebrigtsen broke Norway’s national record in the 5000 m with his time of 13:02.03. His older brothers Henrik and Filip are also middle-distance runners who compete internationally. They are trained by their father Gjert Ingebrigtsen.. Jakob has been in a relationship with Elisabeth Asserson which started in 2016. On October 12 2019, he participated as a pacer in the successful sub-2 hour marathon attempt by Eliud Kipchoge.
Jakob Ingebrigtsen at the 2017 Bislett Games
|Born||19 September 2000|
|Event(s)||1500 metres, mile, 5000 metres|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||1500 m: 3:30.16 EJR |
Mile: 3:51.30 EJR
3000 m steeple: 8:26.81 EJR
5000 m: 13:02.03 EJR NR
|Updated on March 3, 2019.|
|2016||European Cross Country Junior Championship||Chia, Italy||6 km||1st||17:06|
|2017||U20 European Championships||Grosetto, Italy||1500 metres||8th||3:58.64|
|3000 metres steeplechase||1st||8:50.00|
|World Championship||London, England||3000 metres steeplechase||27th (sf)||8:34.88|
|2018||U20 World Championships||Tampere, Finland||1500 metres||2nd||3:41.89|
|European Championship||Berlin, Germany||1500 metres||1st||3:38.10|
|2019||European Indoor Championships||Glasgow, Scotland||1500 m||2nd||3:43.23|
|U20 World Cross Country Championships||Aarhus, Denmark||8km||12th||24:39|
|World Championship||Doha, Qatar||1500 metres||4th||3:31.70|
|2018||Continental Cup||Ostrava, Czech Republic||1500 m||3rd||3:40.80|
National championship resultsEdit
|2015||Norwegian Championship||Haugesund, Norway||1500 m||9th||3:54.05|
|Norwegian Youth Championships||Lillestrøm, Norway||800 m||1st||1:54.05|
|2016||Norwegian Championship||Askøy, Norway||800 m||1st||1:53.10|
|Norwegian Junior Championships||Brandbu, Norway||800 m||2nd||1:54.13|
|Norwegian Youth Championships||Sandnes, Norway||800 m||1st||1:56.03|
|2017||Norwegian Championship||Sandnes, Norway||800 m||3rd||1:50.54|
|3000 metres steeplechase||1st||8:44.12|
|Norwegian Youth Championships||Bergen, Norway||400 m||2nd||51.03|
|Norwegian Indoor Youth Championships||Oslo, Norway||800 m||1st||1:52.91|
|2018||Norwegian Championship||Byrkjelo, Norway||1500 m||1st||4:03.54|
|Norwegian Indoor Championships||Bærum, Norway||800 m||2nd||1:52.01|
|2019||Norwegian Championship||Hamar, Norway||1500 m||1st||3:36.33|
On 8 July 2017 he beat the junior European record on 3000 metres steeplechase at the Guldensporenmeeting in Kortrijk, Belgium with the time 8:26.81. This was his first time competing in the 3000m steeplechase event.
On July 5, 2019, he set a new personal best, and U20 European Record (1500m) when he ran 3:30.16 in Lausanne
On July 20, 2019, he set a new National Record and U20 European Record at 5000m (13:02.03 in London).
On September 30, 2019, he became the youngest to ever participate in a world championsship final (5000m Doha). He finished 5th, which also made him the youngest ever in top 5 in a WC.
Per October 6, 2019, Jakob is ranked as the 2nd best 1500m runner in the world, only behind Timothy Cheruiyot.
Making his debut at the distance, he broke Sondre Nordstad Moen’s Norwegian 10km record at the Hytteplanmila in Hole on October 19, 2019 with victory in 27:54. Not only was Jakob’s time a national record, it was also the fastest time by a European in 2019 as well as being a European U20 10km best.
- IAAF. "Jakob INGEBRIGSTEN - Athlete Profile".
- Thomas Brakstad (16 March 2016) Familien vinnervilje NRK
- Ingebrigtsen makes history with a sub-four minute mile in Eugene European Athletics. Retrieved 29 May 2017
- Norway Teen Jakob Ingebrigtsen Runs 3:56.29 For His Home Crowd In Oslo Mile Split. Retrieved 15 June 2017
- Dutch, Taylor (2019-02-24). "Everything You Need to Know About Teen Running Phenom Jakob Ingebrigtsen". Runner's World. Retrieved 2019-04-20.
- "Jakob Ingebrigtsen clocks 27:54 on his 10km debut". European Athletics. European Athletics. Retrieved 20 October 2019.