Jacob Ingebrigsten Smashes World Indoor 1500m Record In Lievin 

Jacob Ingebrigsten Smashes World Indoor 1500m Record In Lievin

www.athleticshour.com | Jacob Ingebrigsten | Norway | 1500m World Record | Meeting Hauts-de-France Pas-de-Calais |

The Norwegian sensational and phenomenal middle-distance runner, who began his 2022 season on Thursday (17) at the Meeting Hauts-de-France Pas-de-Calais, shaved nearly half a second off the world indoor 1500m record, winning in Lievin in 3:30.60.

At the Hauts de France Pas de Calais in Liévin, Olympic champion Jakob Ingebrigtsen set a new world indoor record in the 1500m with a time of 3:30.60. The Norwegian athlete shaved 0.44 seconds off Ethiopia’s Samuel Tefera’s previous world indoor record of 3:31.04 set in Birmingham in 2019.

Last year, Ingebrigtsen won the 1500m event in Liévin in a European record time of 3:31.80.

Tefera came in second in today’s race, clocking in at 3:33.70, just ahead of Ignacio Fontes, who finished in 3:37.39.

Ingebrigtsen ran the 600 meters in 1.24.66 and the 800 meters in 1:52.66 while being paced by Julien Ranc and Erik Sowinski. With two laps remaining, he ran the 1000m in 2:20.98 and ramped up the pace. At the bell, he ran 3:03.04 and ran the final 200 meters in 27.57.

Jacob Ingebrigtsen: “I am happy to return to Liévin. The track is very good. Spectators are very supportive. This is always a fast race and it’s a really nice arena. I like to finish strong. I think it’s nice for the crowd but it’s also nice for me to speed up going into the finish”. 

At the Stade Couvert in Liévin, near Pas de Calais, five more world-leading records were made.

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