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All three Ingebrigtsen brothers in European 1,500m final

One of the world's fastest families is looking to go 1-2-3 in the European Championships 1,500m final

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Nearly one quarter of the European Championship 1,500m final will be ‘Ingebrigtsen.’ 

Filip, Henrik and Jakob Ingebrigtsen of Norway will all toe the line on Friday at 3:50 p.m. EDT in the European 1,500m final. The three brothers aged 25, 27, and 17, are looking for a podium sweep in the race. 

RELATED: 17-year-old Jakob Ingebrigtsen runs 3:52 mile at Pre Classic

A podium sweep for one of the world’s fastest families is entirely possible. The only other competitor with a personal best that is in the mix with the brothers’ is German runner Homiyu Tesfaye, who has a personal best of 3:31.98, but has only run 3:36.03 this season.

It hasn’t been an easy road to the final for the family. Team Ingebrigtsen’s dreams nearly came to a crashing close when Filip, the fastest of the brothers, was taken down in a collision in the semi-final. 

All three 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. 

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After Payton Jordon, 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. Jakob 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. 

Henrik, the 27-year-old, is the Norwegian record-holder in the mile and two mile. Third brother, Filip, was the 2017 World Championship 1,500m bronze medalist. 

Tune in Friday to see if #teamingebrigtsen can go 1-2-3 in the 1,500 final.