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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.[2]. 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
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Jakob Ingebrigtsen at the 2017 Bislett Games
Personal information
Born (2000-09-19) 19 September 2000 (age 19)
Sandnes, Norway
Event(s)1500 metres, mile, 5000 metres
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)1500 m: 3:30.16[1] EJR
Mile: 3:51.30[1] EJR
3000 m steeple: 8:26.81[1] EJR
5000 m: 13:02.03[1] EJR NR
Updated on March 3, 2019.


Representing   Norway
Year Championship Venue Distance Result Time
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
5000 metres 1st 14:41.67
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
5000 metres 3rd 13:20.78
European Championship Berlin, Germany 1500 metres 1st 3:38.10
5000 metres 1st 13:17.06
2019 European Indoor Championships Glasgow, Scotland 1500 m 2nd 3:43.23
3000 m 1st 7:56.15
U20 World Cross Country Championships Aarhus, Denmark 8km 12th 24:39
World Championship Doha, Qatar 1500 metres 4th 3:31.70
5000 metres 5th 13:02.93
Representing   Europe
2018 Continental Cup Ostrava, Czech Republic 1500 m 3rd 3:40.80

National championship resultsEdit

Representing   Norway
Year Championship Venue Distance Result Time
2015 Norwegian Championship Haugesund, Norway 1500 m 9th 3:54.05
Norwegian Youth Championships Lillestrøm, Norway 800 m 1st 1:54.05
2000 m 1st 5:24.41
2016 Norwegian Championship Askøy, Norway 800 m 1st 1:53.10
1500 m 3rd 4:01.67
Norwegian Junior Championships Brandbu, Norway 800 m 2nd 1:54.13
1500 m 1st 3:46.59
5000 m 1st 14:38.67
Norwegian Youth Championships Sandnes, Norway 800 m 1st 1:56.03
3000 m 1st 8:36.77
2017 Norwegian Championship Sandnes, Norway 800 m 3rd 1:50.54
1500 m 1st 3:53.29
5000 m 1st 13:35.84
3000 metres steeplechase 1st 8:44.12
Norwegian Youth Championships Bergen, Norway 400 m 2nd 51.03
3000 m 1st 8:00.01
Norwegian Indoor Youth Championships Oslo, Norway 800 m 1st 1:52.91
1500 m 1st 3:51.91
2018 Norwegian Championship Byrkjelo, Norway 1500 m 1st 4:03.54
Norwegian Indoor Championships Bærum, Norway 800 m 2nd 1:52.01
1500 m 1st 3:42.75
3000 m 1st 7:56.74
2019 Norwegian Championship Hamar, Norway 1500 m 1st 3:36.33

On 27 May 2017 he became the youngest athlete to run the one-mile distance in less than 4 minutes, when he finished in 11th place in a Diamond League race at Hayward Field in Eugene, US.[3]

On 15 June he ran almost two seconds faster, when he finished first in a mile race at Bislett Games in Oslo, Norway with the time 3:56.29.[4]

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 26 May 2018 at age 17, Ingebrigtsen ran a 3:52.28 mile in the Prefontaine Classic's Bowerman Mile for 4th place. It is the fastest mile run by a 17-year-old.[5]

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.[6]


  1. ^ a b c d IAAF. "Jakob INGEBRIGSTEN - Athlete Profile".
  2. ^ Thomas Brakstad (16 March 2016) Familien vinnervilje NRK
  3. ^ Ingebrigtsen makes history with a sub-four minute mile in Eugene European Athletics. Retrieved 29 May 2017
  4. ^ Norway Teen Jakob Ingebrigtsen Runs 3:56.29 For His Home Crowd In Oslo Mile Split. Retrieved 15 June 2017
  5. ^ Dutch, Taylor (2019-02-24). "Everything You Need to Know About Teen Running Phenom Jakob Ingebrigtsen". Runner's World. Retrieved 2019-04-20.
  6. ^ "Jakob Ingebrigtsen clocks 27:54 on his 10km debut". European Athletics. European Athletics. Retrieved 20 October 2019.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Karsten Warholm
Norwegian Sportsperson of the Year
Succeeded by