17 year-old Jakob Ingebrigtsen won the European Championship 1,500m in Berlin on Friday evening in 3:38.10. He becomes the youngest runner to ever win a European track title.
All three Ingebrigtsen brothers raced the 1,500m final, but the youngest of the siblings came out on top. The three brothers, aged 25, 27, and 17, were looking for a podium sweep in the race, but unfortunately only one made it to the medal ceremony.
Second place went to Marcin Lewankowski of Poland in 3:38.14, and third place was Jake Wightman in 3:38.25. Henrik Ingebrigtsen was fourth in 3:38.50 and Filip Ingebrigtsen was 12th in 3:41.66.
The teenager did it!
At 17y and 324d, Norway's Jakob Ingebrigtsen becomes the youngest ever athlete to win a track title in European Championships history!#EC2018
— European Athletics (@EuroAthletics) August 10, 2018
The brothers are coached by their father, Gjert Ingebrigtsen.
17-year-old Jakob asserted himself as a truly world class middle distance runner earlier this summer when he beat Olympic medalists Paul Chelimo and Matt Centrowitz to win the Payton Jordan 1,500m.
After Payton Jordan, the Norwegian high school student ran a 3:52.28 mile at the Pre Classic. The 17-year-old’s mile personal best placed him fourth in the world for the 2018 season. Ingebrigtsen has since run in several Diamond League races, asserting himself on the international running scene as a tough competitor, and not just a talented high school runner.
Unfortunately, Jakob was just off qualification for the Diamond League 1,500m final. However, older brother Filip will be in the race in Brussels on August 31st.