Norway Teen Jakob Ingebrigtsen Runs 3:56.29 Mile For His Home Crowd In Oslo


Norway teen Jakob Ingebrigtsen, 16, took the world by storm just a few weeks ago when he became the youngest person ever to break four minutes in a mile race by running 3:58 at the Prefontaine Classic.

Today, he lowered that mark by nearly two full seconds in his home country, running 3:56.29 at the Bislett Games in a special "U20 Dream Mile" event set up for him. Jakob continued a legacy of great Ingebrigtsen milers, and both of his brothers Henrik (3:50.72 PB) and Filip (3:53.23 PB), were at the meet to support him. Fillip is set to race later in the meet. 

The race was paced by Australian Jack Rayner, who brought the field through 1200m in 3:00.1. Ingebrigtsen hit the bell in 3:00.3 and closed his last 400m in 55.9 to cap off an incredible run. The teenager's career is far from over and he looks forward to using his two brothers as a model and continuing to improve years down the road.


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