Jakob Ingebrigtsen (born 19 September 2000) is a Norwegian middle-distance runner. He won two gold medals at the 2018 European Championships, in the 1500 and 5000 metres events. On July 20, 2019, at the London Diamond League, Ingebrigtsen broke Norway’s national record in the 5000 m with his time of 13:02.03. His older brothers Henrik and Filip are also middle-distance runners who compete internationally. They are trained by their father Gjert Ingebrigtsen.. Jakob has been in a relationship with Elisabeth Asserson which started in 2016. On October 12 2019, he participated as a pacer in the successful sub-2 hour marathon attempt by Eliud Kipchoge.
|Outdoor track||800 m||1:49.40||August 24, 2017||Zurich, SUI|
|1500 m||3:30.16 EJR||July 5, 2019||Athletissima|
|Mile||3:51.30 EJR||June 30, 2019||Prefontaine Classic|
Palo Alto, USA
|3000 m||8:00.01||September 1, 2017||Bergen, NOR|
|5000 m||13:02.03 EJR/NR||July 20, 2019||Anniversary Games|
|3000 m steeple||8:26.81 EJR||July 8, 2017||Kortrijk, BEL|
|Indoor track||800 m||1:52.01||February 4, 2018||Barum, NOR|
|1500 m||3:36.02 WJR/NR||February 20, 2019||Dusseldorf, GER|
|3000 m||7:51.20 EJR||March 1, 2019||European Indoor Championships|
|Road||10 km||27:54 EJR/NR||October 19, 2019||Hytteplanmila|
|2016||European Cross Country Junior Championship||Chia, Italy||6 km||1st||17:06|
|2017||U20 European Championships||Grosetto, Italy||1500 metres||8th||3:58.64|
|3000 metres steeplechase||1st||8:50.00|
|World Championship||London, England||3000 metres steeplechase||27th (sf)||8:34.88|
|2018||U20 World Championships||Tampere, Finland||1500 metres||2nd||3:41.89|
|European Championship||Berlin, Germany||1500 metres||1st||3:38.10|
|2019||European Indoor Championships||Glasgow, Scotland||1500 m||2nd||3:43.23|
|U20 World Cross Country Championships||Aarhus, Denmark||8km||12th||24:39|
|World Championship||Doha, Qatar||1500 metres||4th||3:31.70|
|2018||Continental Cup||Ostrava, Czech Republic||1500 m||3rd||3:40.80|
National championship results
|2015||Norwegian Championship||Haugesund, Norway||1500 m||9th||3:54.05|
|Norwegian Youth Championships||Lillestrøm, Norway||800 m||1st||1:54.05|
|2016||Norwegian Championship||Askøy, Norway||800 m||1st||1:53.10|
|Norwegian Junior Championships||Brandbu, Norway||800 m||2nd||1:54.13|
|Norwegian Youth Championships||Sandnes, Norway||800 m||1st||1:56.03|
|2017||Norwegian Championship||Sandnes, Norway||800 m||3rd||1:50.54|
|3000 metres steeplechase||1st||8:44.12|
|Norwegian Youth Championships||Bergen, Norway||400 m||2nd||51.03|
|Norwegian Indoor Youth Championships||Oslo, Norway||800 m||1st||1:52.91|
|2018||Norwegian Championship||Byrkjelo, Norway||1500 m||1st||4:03.54|
|Norwegian Indoor Championships||Bærum, Norway||800 m||2nd||1:52.01|
|2019||Norwegian Championship||Hamar, Norway||1500 m||1st||3:36.33|
On 27 May 2017 he became the youngest athlete to run the one-mile distance in less than 4 minutes, when he finished in 11th place in a Diamond League race at Hayward Field in Eugene, US.
On 15 June he ran almost two seconds faster, when he finished first in a mile race at Bislett Games in Oslo, Norway with the time 3:56.29.
On 8 July 2017 he beat the junior European record on 3000 metres steeplechase at the Guldensporenmeeting in Kortrijk, Belgium with the time 8:26.81. This was his first time competing in the 3000m steeplechase event.
On 26 May 2018 at age 17, Ingebrigtsen ran a 3:52.28 mile in the Prefontaine Classic's Bowerman Mile for 4th place. It is the fastest mile run by a 17-year-old.
On July 5, 2019, he set a new personal best, and U20 European Record (1500m) when he ran 3:30.16 in Lausanne
On July 20, 2019, he set a new National Record and U20 European Record at 5000m (13:02.03 in London).
On September 30, 2019, he became the youngest to ever participate in a world championship final (5000m Doha). He finished 5th, which also made him the youngest ever in top 5 in a WC.
Per October 6, 2019, Jakob is ranked as the 2nd best 1500m runner in the world, only behind Timothy Cheruiyot.
Making his debut at the distance, he broke Sondre Nordstad Moen’s Norwegian 10km record at the Hytteplanmila in Hole on October 19, 2019 with victory in 27:54. Not only was Jakob’s time a national record, it was also the fastest time by a European in 2019 as well as being a European U20 10km best.