News28 Nov 2019

Jakob Ingebrigtsen set for Dusseldorf return


Jakob Ingebrigtsen on his way to winning the 1500m at the IAAF World Indoor Tour meeting in Dusseldorf (© Gladys Chai von der Laage)

Jakob Ingebrigtsen will headline the men's 1500m at the PSD Bank Meeting in Dusseldorf on 4 February, the third stop of the 2020 World Athletics Indoor.

Ingebrigtsen powered to a commanding upset victory in the race last year, freshly-minted world indoor record holder Samuel Tefera in 3:36.02 to break the world U20 record. The Norwegian teenager, who famously took the 1500m/5000m double at the 2018 European Championships, went on to produce another notable campaign in 2019 which culminated at the World Championships in Doha with a fourth-place finish in the 1500m and a fifth-place showing over 5000m. He also improved the European U20 records in both events with 3:30.16 and 13:02.03 performances at the Lausanne and London legs of the Diamond League, respectively. Ingebrigtsen celebrated his 19th birthday on 19 September. 

Older brother Filip, 26, will also return. He was third in the Dusseldorf race last year.

Organisers also announced that Piotr Lisek of Poland, the world bronze medallist indoors and outdoors and a member of the event’s six-metre club both indoors and outdoors, will be among the headliners in the pole vault.

Organisers for World Athletics

2020 World Athletics Indoor Tour

25 January - Boston
31 January - Karlsruhe
4 February - Dusseldorf
8 February - Torun
15 February - Glasgow
19 February - Liévin
21 February - Madrid