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Jakob Ingebrigsten Athlete profile – 2020

DATE OF BIRTH: 19 SEP 2000 Event: 1500m & 5000m

Personal Bests

400 Metres51.03Bergen (NOR)01 SEP 2017
800 Metres1:49.40Letzigrund, Zürich (SUI)24 AUG 2017
1500 Metres3:30.16Pontaise, Lausanne (SUI)05 JUL 2019AU20R
One Mile3:51.30Palo Alto, CA (USA)30 JUN 2019
2000 Metres5:24.41Lillestrøm (NOR)13 SEP 2015
3000 Metres8:00.01Bergen (NOR)01 SEP 2017
5000 Metres13:02.03Olympic Stadium, London (GBR)20 JUL 2019AU20R, NR
3000 Metres Steeplechase8:26.81Kortrijk (BEL)08 JUL 2017
10 Kilometres27:54Hole (NOR)19 OCT 2019AU20B

Jakob is famously known for his spectacular talent at such a young age. He has many World age records as well as now being one of the fastest in the world over the 1500m & 5000m.

He trains with his two brothers Henrik & Fillip, who both also specialise in the 1500m & 5000m. Each brother has won the European 1500m championships in different years.

To top off the family affair, their younger sister is now also competing and all 4 siblings are coached by their father Gjert.

Their training is filled mainly with threshold runs, which we go into greater detail in our Ingebrigtsen training method article.

He usually trains in Saint Moritz ( Switzerland) or Flagstaff (Arizona)

As of April 2020, Jakob is currently living with his girlfriend, down the road from his family home in Sandnes Norway. They have a pet Golden retriever.

Jakob’s main interests seem to be fortnite and Mercedes cars.

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