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• Jakob Ingebrigtsen smashes European U20 1500m record with 3:30.16

Norway’s Jakob Ingebrigtsen came tantalizingly close to breaking the sub-3:30 barrier but the 18-year-old still came away with a massive improvement on his European U20 record in the Lausanne Diamond League on Friday (5) evening.

Ingebrigtsen sensibly sat back off the startlingly fast pace in the early stages which saw Kenya’s Timothy Cheruiyot reach the 800m mark inside world record pace at 1:49.41. As Cheruiyot hit the bell, Ingebrigtsen was back in eighth-place but his circumspect approach paid off as he ran a charging last lap, passing six athletes - including his older brother Filip - to finish an excellent second.

 “Personally, I want to challenge the European record [3:28.81 to Mo Farah] this season and of course a medal in Doha. It is clear that achieving such performance so early in the season is very encouraging.” Ingebrigsten said.

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