Ingebrigtsen world indoor 1500m record ratified by World Athletics

Ingebrigtsen world indoor 1500m record ratified by World Athletics

The world indoor 1500m record set by Jakob Ingebrigtsen at the World Athletics Indoor Tour Gold meeting in Lievin in February has been ratified.

Running 3:30.60 at the Meeting Hauts-de-France Pas-de-Calais on February 17, Norway’s Olympic champion took almost half a second off the previous record of 3:31.04 that had been run by Ethiopia’s Samuel Tefera in Birmingham on February 16, 2019.

Paced by Julien Ranc, and then Erik Sowinski, Ingebrigtsen passed through 600m in 1:24.66 and 800m in 1:52.86. He reached 1000m in 2:20.98, bang on target, and then started to pick up the pace for the final two laps. By the time he reached the bell in 3:03.04, he had opened up a significant gap on his one remaining opponent: Tefera.

Ingebrigtsen covered the final lap in 27.57 seconds, reaching the finish line in 3:30.60 to take 0.44 off Tefera’s record. Tefera finished second in 3:33.70 and Spain’s Ignacio Fontes was a distant third in 3:37.39.

He will next race at the World Athletics Indoor Championships Belgrade 22 where he will again go head-to-head with Tefera, the defending champion, in the 1500m.

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