Jakob Ingebrigsten: Top 10 fastest timings of the athlete in the men’s 1500 m

Jakob Ingebrigtsen is a Norwegian middle- and long-distance runner. Ingebrigtsen is the current world indoor record holder for the 1500 metres. He also holds the world best time over the two mile distance. Ingebrigtsen is a four-time European champion, winning gold medals in the 1500 m and 5000 metres in 2018 and 2022. He also won a gold medal in the 1500 m at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, setting an Olympic and European record. In addition to the 1500 m, Ingebrigtsen also holds European records in 2000 m and 5000 m, and is one of only three men to run a sub-3:30 1500 m, sub-7:30 3000 m and a sub-12:50 5000 m. 

At age 16, Ingebrigtsen became the youngest man in history to run a mile in less than four minutes and broke the European Under-20 record in the 3000 metres steeplechase. As a junior, Ingebrigtsen won four consecutive gold medals at the European Cross Country Championships and won a gold medal in the 5000 m at the 2017 European U20 Championships. 

Career Arch of Jakob Ingebrigsten

Jakob started his career at a very young age in 2017 which saw him become the youngest athlete in history to run the one-mile distance in less than 4 minutes. In the same year, he broke the U-20 3000 m steeplechase record as well. Ingebrigsten’s 2018 season also started with a bang as he ran a 3:52.28 mile in the Prefontaine Classic’s Bowerman Mile for fourth place. It is the fastest mile run by a 17-year-old. In 2019 he started by setting a new U-20 European Record in the 1500 m. He also set a new national record and U20 European Record at the 5000 m. The 1500 m category was becoming a kind of forte for Jakob from a young age. In 2019, he was the second-best 1500 m runner in the world.

In 2020 at the Monaco Diamond League, Ingebrigtsen went for the first time under 3:30 barrier in the 1500 m. This result ensured that he broke Mo Farah’s 7-year-old European record with a time of 3:28.68. At the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Ingebrigtsen set an Olympic and European record at 3 minutes 28.32 seconds to secure gold in the 1500-meter final. He became the second youngest winner in the event. On the final bend Ingebrigtsen overtook for the first time Timothy Cheruiyot, who won the silver medal. Prior to the event, Ingebrigtsen had lost twelve straight 1500m / mile races to his Kenyan rival. Ingebrigsten started the 2022 season with a bang as well. Ingebrigtsen set his first senior world record, clocking 3:30.60 for the indoor 1500 m in France.

Jakob then notched up notable performances in the World Championship. In the same year, the season end final of the Diamond League saw the Norwegian beat Timothy Cheruiyot in the 1500 m to take his first Diamond Trophy. In 2023, he set the 2-mile world record by running 7:54.10 in Paris. This improved Daniel Komen’s previous world record of 7:58.61 set in 1997 by 4.51 seconds. Over the years, Jakob Ingebrigsten has put the scenario of Norwegian athletics on the cradle of the Track and Field. This repeated swashbuckling performances has definitely put him on the pinnacle of the Athletics world.

What are the top ten best runs of Jakob Ingebrigsten in men’s 1500 m?

Competition (Location)DateResultPosition
Silesia Kamila Skolimowska Memorial (Poland)16 JUL 20233:27.141
Diamond League (Norway)15 JUN 20233:27.951
Olympics (Japan)07 AUG 20213:28.321
Diamond League (Monaco)14 AUG 20203:28.682
Diamond League (Switzerland)30 JUN 20233:28.721
Diamond League (Switzerland)08 SEP 20223:29.021
Diamond League (Switzerland)26 AUG 20223:29.051
Diamond League (Monaco)09 JUL 20213:29.253
World Athletics Championships (USA)19 JUL 20223:29.472
Diamond League (Switzerland)05 JUL 20193:30.162

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