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Preview of Meeting Lievin Men’s 1500 Metres

On the fast Liévin track, Olympic and European 1500 meters champion Jakob Ingebrigtsen will make his season debut over this distance. Last year, he broke the European Indoor record by five seconds, recording 3:31.80 and improving Hicham El Guerrouj’s meeting mark by 0.21 seconds.

The Norwegian star climbed to the fifth position on the all-time global list, only 0.76 seconds behind Samuel Tefera’s 2019 world indoor record.

Ingebrigtsen went on to win the European Indoor Championships in Torun in the 1500m and 3000m, as well as the Olympic 1500m gold medal in Tokyo in 3:28.32, a European record. At the Golden Gala in Florence, he also set the European 5000m record with a time of 12:48.45.

Last December, he added the European Cross Country senior gold medal to his collection at this event, which already included four continental titles in the junior categories.

Jakob will face Ethiopia’s Samuel Tefera, who won in Liévin in 2019 and broke the 1500m world indoor record, clocking 3:31.04 in Birmingham six days later. Tefera won the 1500m for the second time in his career in Liévin in 2020 with 3:35.54.

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