Norwegian 18-year-old Jakob Ingebrigtsen sets junior indoor world record at 1,500 meters

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Norwegian 18-year-old Jakob Ingebrigtsen sets junior indoor world record at 1,500 meters

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Norwegian 18-year-old Jakob Ingebrigtsen sets junior indoor world record at 1,500 meters

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Norwegian track phenom Jakob Ingebrigtsen is back in the headlines again, for all the right reasons.

Ingebrigtsen, who became the youngest to run a sub-4:00 mile in 2017 and then set a new junior record at the distance with a 3:56 later the same summer, was back to his record-setting best Wednesday. At the PSD Bank Meeting indoor invitational in Germany, Ingebrigtsen clocked an under-20 world record time of 3:36.02.

The Norwegian teen used a blistering final sprint to push in front of Ethiopian 19-year-old world record holder Samuel Tefera and edge out the victory by 0.32 seconds. Ingebrigtsen’s older brother, Filip Ingebrigtsen, crossed in third, two seconds farther back at 3:38.62.

The win sets up Ingebrigtsen up for another duel with his brother at the European Championships March 1-3 in Scotland. To say that the winner will have bragging rights at dinner is quite the understatement.

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