Best year in the world for Ingebrigtsen – failed in the world record hunt
Jakob Ingebrigtsen ran for the indoor world record (3.30.60) in Lievin, France last year. This year he is back and the organizers have set a world speed record.
He passed half a second faster than his world record time from last year after the 1000 metres, but in the final 500 meters he didn’t have enough speed to challenge the world record.
– The first round is a little bit the same as what I do in practice. It felt good and I was flowing well, but then I got to the last half and last lap. Then I realized that I could not do what was planned. But apart from that it was a good race and fun to run, Ingebrigtsen told NRK.
In the end, he finished the year as the best in the world with a time of 3:32,38.
The race is Ingebrigtsen’s first after he battled an illness earlier this winter, which meant he had to cancel his high-altitude training camp in the Sierra Nevada.
– It’s not something in the body, but you are not trained as well as before because I have lost as much training as I have. But I know it. Sometimes you have to dare to start when you’re not 100 percent, says Ingebrigtsen.
The next competition for Ingebrigtsen will be the indoor EC in Istanbul, which starts on March 2.
Ferdinand Kvan Edman was number 11, with a time of 3:39,66.
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