European Championships 2018: Norway’s Jakob Ingebrigtsen, 17, beats brother to complete golden double

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European Championships 2018: Norwegian Jakob Ingebrigtsen makes history with 5,000m gold
2018 European Championships
Venues: Glasgow and Berlin. Dates: 2-12 August
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Norway’s Jakob Ingebrigtsen beat his older brother to win European 5,000m gold beautiful a day after clinching the 1500m title in Berlin.

In doing so, the 17-twelve months-feeble grew to change into the first athlete to cease the double at European level.

His brother Henrik, 27, completed 2d, 1.sixty nine seconds within the abet of his younger sibling, as France’s Morhad Amdouni won the bronze medal.

“It used to be slightly crazy to web this medal at the present time,” acknowledged Jakob.

“A success a 2d title in two days is furthermore the outcomes of getting performed this my complete life.

“Deem me, we started getting prepared for the 5,000m closing, as quickly as we crossed the road on the 1500m final night.”

Jakob Ingebrigtsen’s time of 13:17.06 used to be a brand current European under-20 document.

He had beaten both Henrik, who won the title in 2012, and their other brother Filip – the reigning champion from 2016 – to win 1500m gold on Friday and change into the youngest winner on the European Championships be aware in 84 years.

Filip uncared for the 5,000m closing with a rib worry.

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Speaking on BBC TV, British prolonged distance athlete Paula Radcliffe acknowledged: “Jakob Ingebrigtsen beautiful goes to the front when he wants and dares all people else to reach abet alongside him. No one dares to creep past him and he’s 17.

“To soar abet from final night and the complete emotion that must accumulate reach with it as neatly – so that it’s worthwhile to possibly flee with that maturity and retain watch over is improbable.”

The brothers, from the dinky Norwegian city of Sandnes, accumulate all grown into world-class heart-distance runners under the tutelage of their father Gjert.

At the age of Sixteen, Jakob grew to change into the youngest man ever to interrupt the four-minute mile and broke the European 1500m junior document with a three:31.18 flee in Monaco final month.

“In two years’ time, we could possibly possibly be abet to win four medals, now no longer beautiful three,” acknowledged Henrik.

“We’re in fact coming abet to pork up the stats in our family. There are now no longer any limits for us, and we’ve every other brother who’s turning five years feeble, and quickly could possibly possibly be a part of the Ingebrigtsen crew.”

The Ingebrigtsens weren’t the finest brothers in action at Berlin’s Olympic Stadium on Saturday, as Dylan, Jonathan and Kevin Borlee won 4x400m relay gold for Belgium alongside Jonathan Sacoor.

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