New week, new top rankings.
On what Ingebrigtsen calls track B, a stadium that is suboptimal for record-setting, the 22-year-old had to swallow his words as he clocked in 3.27.95 in the 1500 meters.
– I don’t dream much, I visualize a lot. But tonight is one of the few things I dream of – breaking the record at the Bislett Games in front of the Norwegians. It’s a night I will remember for a long, long time!, record-breaker Ingebrigtsen told NRK after the race.
– It’s indescribable. There’s something special about running on Bislett. The condition exists and the atmosphere touches the heart. Then it’s cool to bring the race here, said one happy Norwegian.
Last week she broke the previous world record by two British miles, on Thursday she set two new records.
– First time under 3.28! What Jakob Ingebrigtsen said was truly wildNRK commentator Jann Post exclaimed as Ingebrigtsen crossed the finish line.
The 22-year-old was the all-time number eight in the 1500 meters before the record race, on Thursday he moved up to sixth.
Gilje Nordås was crying
Sandnesgauken met on a course that could easily be compared to an Olympic final, and beat Hicham El Guerrouj’s event record by 3.29.12.
The field started at high speed. Ingebrigtsen lay in somewhat familiar fashion off the court before settling in front of his opponent Timothy Cheruiyot.
– Jakob is exactly where he should be when the 800 meters have been covered, said commenter NRK Post.
It was close to a record in the last round as the 22-year-old closed in on the lead.
Ingebrigtsen put on extra equipment and the final sprint held the new personal and meeting record.
WC bronze winner Mohamed Katir of Spain has also been in brilliant form recently, and he delivered a solid race. The Spaniard was second, while American Yared Nuguse secured third place ahead of Cheruiyot.
Filip Ingebrigtsen eventually broke the race, but was surprised by his younger brother:
– It shouldn’t be possible to run as low as he did last week in Paris, then run here. So this is probably the best chance anyone has of beating him.
Narve Gilje Nordås (24) also finished a brilliant race.
Tears flowed when he realized that he had achieved his goal of becoming the new best person. Just 1.52 seconds behind compatriot Ingebrigtsen, he finished eighth.
– Jakob is a role model
– Are you still the best in the world?, Ingebrigtsen wondered before the race.
– The answer is yes?, asked an NRK reporter after the record race.
– I’m not lying, but it’s good to confirm, said the winner.
After the show of strength, Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre also praised the world’s fastest 1,500 meter runner.
– Jakob is a role model for many boys and girls. He showed that you can achieve goals and at the same time he is a good person, boasted the Prime Minister and continued:
– What Jakob is doing here is world news. I don’t have to brag about it abroad once. What is known.
– It shows what the Norwegians are fighting for. We want to be the best at everything!, says the track and field star.
– I hope I can get better. “Not today I should have run the best race of the season,” said Ingebrigtsen with a smile on his face.
The goal is to take the top 7 remaining values and the world record.
– It was one of the big goals this season to go under 3.28. I’m not running optimally at all, you still have a lot to do, and that’s cool, says the record hunter.
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