Jakob INGEBRIGTSEN

Athlete Profile

  • COUNTRY
    Norway Norway
  • DATE OF BIRTH
    19 SEP 2000
    ATHLETE'S CODE
    14653717
Jakob Ingebrigtsen at the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 (AFP / Getty Images)

Current World Ranking Positions

Discipline Place Score
Men's 1500m 2 1426
Men's 5000m 4 1373
Men's Overall Ranking 17 1439

Highest Ever World Ranking Positions

Discipline Place Duration
Men's 1500m 2 for 106 weeks
Men's 5000m 2 for 3 weeks
Men's Overall Ranking 15 for 2 weeks
Highest ever World Rankings position is considered from 1/1/2019

Outdoor

Discipline Performance Wind Venue Date Records Results Score
400 Metres 51.03 Bergen (NOR) 01 SEP 2017 798
800 Metres 1:46.44 Bislett Stadion, Oslo (NOR) 30 JUN 2020 1130
1500 Metres 3:28.68 Stade Louis II, Monaco (MON) 14 AUG 2020 AR, NR 1264
One Mile 3:51.30 Cobb Track and Angell Field, Palo Alto, CA (USA) 30 JUN 2019 1184
2000 Metres 4:50.01 Bislett Stadion, Oslo (NOR) 11 JUN 2020 AR, NBP 1235
3000 Metres 7:27.05 Stadio Olimpico, Roma (ITA) 17 SEP 2020 NR 1258
5000 Metres 12:48.45 Stadio Luigi Ridolfi, Firenze (ITA) 10 JUN 2021 AR, NR 1252
3000 Metres Steeplechase 8:26.81 Kortrijk (BEL) 08 JUL 2017 NU20R 1136
10 Kilometres 27:54 Hole (NOR) 19 OCT 2019 AU20B 1151

Legend

* Not legal.

Indoor

Discipline Performance Wind Venue Date Records Results Score
800 Metres 1:52.01 Bærum (NOR) 04 FEB 2018 1023
1500 Metres 3:31.80 Arena Stade Couvert, Liévin (FRA) 09 FEB 2021 AR, NR 1274
3000 Metres 7:48.20 Arena, Toruń (POL) 07 MAR 2021 1150

Legend

* Not legal.

Outdoor

Discipline Performance Wind Place Date Records Results Score
1500 Metres 3:29.25 Stade Louis II, Monaco (MON) 09 JUL 2021 1255
5000 Metres 12:48.45 Stadio Luigi Ridolfi, Firenze (ITA) 10 JUN 2021 AR, NR 1252

Indoor

Discipline Performance Wind Place Date Records Results Score
1500 Metres 3:31.80 Arena Stade Couvert, Liévin (FRA) 09 FEB 2021 AR, NR 1274
3000 Metres 7:48.20 Arena, Toruń (POL) 07 MAR 2021 1150

Outdoor

400 Metres

Performance Place Date
2017 51.03 Bergen (NOR) 01 SEP 2017

Outdoor

800 Metres

Performance Place Date
2020 1:46.44 Bislett Stadion, Oslo (NOR) 30 JUN 2020
2017 1:49.40 Letzigrund, Zürich (SUI) 24 AUG 2017
2016 1:51.07 Nadderud (NOR) 11 JUN 2016
2015 1:52.60 Oslo (NOR) 16 SEP 2015

Outdoor

1500 Metres

Performance Place Date
2021 3:29.25 Stade Louis II, Monaco (MON) 09 JUL 2021
2020 3:28.68 Stade Louis II, Monaco (MON) 14 AUG 2020
2019 3:30.16 Stade Olympique de la Pontaise, Lausanne (SUI) 05 JUL 2019
2018 3:31.18 Stade Louis II, Monaco (MON) 20 JUL 2018
2017 3:39.92 Olympiastadion, Stockholm (SWE) 18 JUN 2017
2016 3:42.44 Bislett Stadion, Oslo (NOR) 09 JUN 2016
2015 3:48.37 Olympiastadion, Stockholm (SWE) 30 JUL 2015
2014 4:05.49 Sandnes (NOR) 20 SEP 2014

Outdoor

One Mile

Performance Place Date
2019 3:51.30 Cobb Track and Angell Field, Palo Alto, CA (USA) 30 JUN 2019
2018 3:52.28 Hayward Field, Eugene, OR (USA) 26 MAY 2018
2017 3:56.29 Bislett Stadion, Oslo (NOR) 15 JUN 2017

Outdoor

2000 Metres

Performance Place Date
2020 4:50.01 Bislett Stadion, Oslo (NOR) 11 JUN 2020
2015 5:24.41 Lillestrøm (NOR) 13 SEP 2015
2014 5:42.07 Oslo (NOR) 17 AUG 2014

Outdoor

3000 Metres

Performance Place Date
2020 7:27.05 Stadio Olimpico, Roma (ITA) 17 SEP 2020
2017 8:00.01 Bergen (NOR) 01 SEP 2017
2016 8:22.25 Nadderud (NOR) 10 JUN 2016
2015 8:25.90 Bærum (NOR) 12 JUN 2015

Outdoor

5000 Metres

Performance Place Date
2021 12:48.45 Stadio Luigi Ridolfi, Firenze (ITA) 10 JUN 2021
2019 13:02.03 Olympic Stadium, London (GBR) 20 JUL 2019
2018 13:17.06 Olympiastadion, Berlin (GER) 11 AUG 2018
2017 13:35.84 Sandnes (NOR) 25 AUG 2017
2016 14:38.67 Brandbu (NOR) 07 AUG 2016

Outdoor

10 Kilometres

Performance Place Date
2019 27:54 Hole (NOR) 19 OCT 2019

Outdoor

3000 Metres Steeplechase

Performance Place Date
2017 8:26.81 Kortrijk (BEL) 08 JUL 2017

Indoor

800 Metres

Performance Place Date
2017/18 1:52.01 Bærum (NOR) 04 FEB 2018
2016/17 1:52.91 Rud, Bærum (NOR) 04 MAR 2017
2014/15 1:56.54 Sandnes (NOR) 18 JAN 2015

Indoor

1500 Metres

Performance Place Date
2020/21 3:31.80 Arena Stade Couvert, Liévin (FRA) 09 FEB 2021
2018/19 3:36.02 Arena-Sportpark, Düsseldorf (GER) 20 FEB 2019
2017/18 3:40.31 Liévin (FRA) 13 FEB 2018
2016/17 3:48.25 Sandnes (NOR) 23 FEB 2017

Indoor

3000 Metres

Performance Place Date
2020/21 7:48.20 Arena, Toruń (POL) 07 MAR 2021
2018/19 7:51.20 Emirates Arena, Glasgow (GBR) 01 MAR 2019
2017/18 7:56.74 Bærum (NOR) 04 FEB 2018
2016/17 8:19.77 Haugesund (NOR) 28 JAN 2017
2014/15 8:36.61 Haugesund (NOR) 31 JAN 2015

Honours - World Championships

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
4. 1500 Metres 3:31.70 Khalifa International Stadium, Doha (QAT) 06 OCT 2019
5. 5000 Metres 13:02.93 Khalifa International Stadium, Doha (QAT) 30 SEP 2019

Honours - World Cross Country Championships

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
12. U20 Race 24:39 Århus (DEN) 30 MAR 2019

Honours - World (Continental) Cup

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
3. 1500 Metres 3:40.80 Ostrava (CZE) 09 SEP 2018

Honours - World U20 Championships

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
2. 1500 Metres 3:41.89 Ratina Stadium, Tampere (FIN) 12 JUL 2018
3. 5000 Metres 13:20.78 Ratina Stadium, Tampere (FIN) 14 JUL 2018

Honours - European Championships

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
1. 5000 Metres 13:17.06 Olympiastadion, Berlin (GER) 11 AUG 2018
1. 1500 Metres 3:38.10 Olympiastadion, Berlin (GER) 10 AUG 2018

Honours - Diamond League

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
1. 5000 Metres 12:48.45 Stadio Luigi Ridolfi, Firenze (ITA) 10 JUN 2021
1. 1500 Metres 3:36.27 International Stadium, Gateshead (GBR) 23 MAY 2021
1. 1500 Metres 3:30.69 Boudewijnstadion, Bruxelles (BEL) 04 SEP 2020

Honours - European Indoor Championships

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
1. 3000 Metres 7:48.20 Arena, Toruń (POL) 07 MAR 2021
1. 1500 Metres 3:37.56 Arena, Toruń (POL) 05 MAR 2021
1. 3000 Metres 7:56.15 Emirates Arena, Glasgow (GBR) 02 MAR 2019
2. 1500 Metres 3:43.23 Emirates Arena, Glasgow (GBR) 03 MAR 2019

Honours - European Team Championships 1st League

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
1. 1500 Metres 3:43.43 Sandnes Stadion, Sandnes (NOR) 10 AUG 2019

Honours - European U20 Championships

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
1. 3000 Metres Steeplechase 8:50.00 Grosseto (ITA) 23 JUL 2017
1. 5000 Metres 14:41.67 Grosseto (ITA) 22 JUL 2017

Honours - National Championships

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
1. 800 Metres 1:48.72 Fana Stadion, Bergen (NOR) 20 SEP 2020
1. 1500 Metres 3:33.93 Fana Stadion, Bergen (NOR) 19 SEP 2020
1. 1500 Metres 3:36.33 Hamar (NOR) 03 AUG 2019
1. 1500 Metres 4:03.54 Byrkjelo (NOR) 18 AUG 2018
1. 1500 Metres 3:53.29 Sandnes (NOR) 27 AUG 2017
1. 3000 Metres Steeplechase 8:44.12 Sandnes (NOR) 26 AUG 2017
1. 5000 Metres 13:35.84 Sandnes (NOR) 25 AUG 2017

Honours - National Indoor Championships

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
1. 3000 Metres 7:56.74 Bærum (NOR) 04 FEB 2018
1. 1500 Metres 3:42.75 Bærum (NOR) 03 FEB 2018
Results in:

1500 Metres

Date Competition Cnt. Cat Race Pl. Result
23 MAY 2021 Müller Grand Prix Gateshead, International Stadium, Gateshead - Diamond Discipline GBRGBR GW F 1. 3:36.27
09 JUL 2021 Herculis, Stade Louis II, Monaco - Diamond Discipline MONMON GW F 3. 3:29.25

1500 Metres Indoor

Date Competition Cnt. Cat Race Pl. Result
09 FEB 2021 Meeting Hauts-de-France Pas-de-Calais, Arena Stade Couvert, Liévin - World Athletics Indoor Tour FRAFRA A F 1. 3:31.80
04 MAR 2021 European Athletics Indoor Championships, Arena, Toruń POLPOL A H3 2. 3:39.89
05 MAR 2021 European Athletics Indoor Championships, Arena, Toruń POLPOL A F1 1. 3:37.56

3000 Metres Indoor

Date Competition Cnt. Cat Race Pl. Result
06 MAR 2021 European Athletics Indoor Championships, Arena, Toruń POLPOL A H3 3. 7:49.52
07 MAR 2021 European Athletics Indoor Championships, Arena, Toruń POLPOL A F1 1. 7:48.20

5000 Metres

Date Competition Cnt. Cat Race Pl. Result
10 JUN 2021 Golden Gala Pietro Mennea, Stadio Luigi Ridolfi, Firenze - Diamond Discipline ITAITA GW F 1. 12:48.45

Last updated: 12 August 2018

Born: 19 September 2000. Coach: Gjert Ingebrigtsen.


Keen followers of the sport had been aware of Jakob Ingebrigtsen before he even made his international debut in 2016. When older brothers Henrik and Filip started winning international medals from as far back as 2012, they had spoken of their up-and-coming younger brother.

But few fans – and not even Jakob himself – had expected him to rise to such lofty heights so sudden.

One of the first displays of his impressive range came at the Norwegian Junior and Youth Championships in 2015. In the space of three days, he won the U16 titles at 800m, 2000m, 1500m steeplechase and 300m hurdles.

At just 15 years of age, he competed at the IAAF World U20 Championships Bydgoszcz 2016. It was his first international championships and he was up against athletes three years his senior, but he finished a respectable ninth in the 1500m final.

Later that year, he landed his first major title by winning the U20 men’s race at the European Cross Country Championships in Chia, finishing eight seconds clear of his nearest rival. Of the 87 athletes in the field, just one was younger than Ingebrigtsen.

But it was in 2017 when Ingebrigtsen, still an U18 athlete, really came to prominence. At the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Eugene, he became the youngest man in history to run a sub-four-minute mile, clocking 3:58.07. He improved on that three weeks later in front of a home crowd in Oslo, running 3:56.29 to win a special junior edition of the Dream Mile.

He went on to win the 5000m and 3000m steeplechase at the European U20 Championships. He may have earned another gold medal at the championships had it not been for a fall in the 1500m final.

After representing Norway in the steeplechase at the IAAF World Championships London 2017, Ingebrigtsen ended his track season with another trio of domestic titles – this time at the senior Norwegian Championships. Within the space of three days, he won the 1500m, 5000m and 3000m steeplechase and finished third in the 800m.

His rapid ascent continued in 2018. He returned to Eugene and reduced his mile PB to 3:52.28, breaking the European U20 record. The 17-year-old then doubled up at the IAAF World U20 Championships Tampere 2018, taking silver in the 1500m and bronze in the 5000m in what were arguably two of the strongest fields of the championships.

Less than a week later, Ingebrigtsen finished fourth in a high-quality 1500m at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Monaco, smashing the European U20 record with 3:31.18.

Off the back of those performances, he had been touted as a medal contender in both the 1500m and 5000m at the European Championships in Berlin. But taking gold in both events once again surpassed the expectations of everyone – Jakob included.

 

Stats

 

Jakob Ingebrigtsen’s progression
(800m, 1500m, mile, 5000m, steeplechase)
2012 (age 11): 2:14.03, 4:21.98, -, -, -
2013 (age 12): 2:04.48, 4:15.87, -, -, -
2014 (age 13): 2:05.02, 4:05.49, -, -, -
2015 (age 14): 1:52.60, 3:48.37, -, -, -
2016 (age 15): 1:51.07, 3:42.44, -, 14:38.67, -
2017 (age 16): 1:49.40, 3:39.92, 3:56.29, 13:35.84, 8:26.81
2018 (age 17): 1:52.01i, 3:31.18, 3:52.28, 13:17.06, -

Youngest European champions in individual events
16 years, 306 days – Mari Cruz Diaz (ESP) 10km race walk, 1986
17 years, 324 days – Jakob Ingebrigtsen (NOR) 1500m, 2018
17 years, 325 days – Jakob Ingebrigtsen (NOR) 5000m, 2018
17 years, 346 days – Vera Nikolic (YUG) 800m, 1966
18 years, 39 days – Irmgard Praetz (GER) long jump, 1938
18 years, 165 days – Thelma Hopkins (GBR) high jump, 1954
18 years, 194 days – Grit Breuer (GDR) 400m, 1990
19 years, 28 days – Petra Kandarr (GDR) 100m, 1969
19 years, 30 days – Petra Kandarr (GDR) 200m, 1969
19 years, 80 days – David Jenkins (GBR) 400m, 1971
19 years, 172 days – Dragutin Topic (YUG) high jump, 1990
19 years, 189 days – Carolina Kluft (SWE) heptathlon, 2002
19 years, 208 days – Yasemin Can (TUR) 10,000m, 2016
19 years, 211 days – Yasemin Can (TUR) 5000m, 2016
19 years, 332 days – Valery Borzov (URS) 100m, 1969
19 years, 343 days – Snezana Pajkic (YUG) 1500m, 1990
19 years, 362 days – Max Hess (GER) triple jump, 2016