Henrik Ingebrigtsen did not meet the requirements of EC – VG

Henrik Ingebrigtsen did not meet the requirements of EC - VG

BISLETT STADIUM (VG) Henrik Ingebrigtsen (31) did not meet the European Championship requirements for 10,000 meters during a competition at Bislet Stadium on Wednesday night. Five seconds late, but still happy.


“I’m very happy with the way it went, although I didn’t take that in,” the 31-year-old says to VG after running at 28.20.39.

He gained exclusive traction when he tried to take the European Championship requirements for 10,000m at Bislet Stadium. The Easter bunny Filip Ingebrigtsen and Sondre Nordstad Moen should have made the journey in the 25 laps of the track easier for the 31-year-old.

In addition, the light hare showed how fast big brother Ingebrigtsen should run. However, it did not work out with Ingebrigtsen. He was just over five seconds behind the European Championship requirement of 28:15.

– It’s been long and damned. I was very nervous before the start and was a little scared from the distance. It’s not too long a competition, but it’s tough in shape to get any rest. We are well trained and do ten kilometer training. Now we run 21 kilometers per hour, while the fastest training is 19.5 kilometers per hour. It’s a fairly big step, says Ingbrigtsen, to get to that speed.

Satisfied: Henrik Ingebrigtsen after 10,000 meters in Bislet.

– so impressed

There were three men who ran faster than Ingebrigtsen: Narve Gilje Nordås (28.04.42) beat Magnus Thuv Myhre (28.04.69) and Abdullah Dahir Rabie (28.11.71). They all ran three times during the European Championship which was held from 15 to 21. August in Munich. Rabea also set a European Under-20 distance record.

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– The season is not in full swing, that was just a bonus. A bonus for getting a reality check before I go to training camp, says Ingebrigtsen, who says he’s a little stiff in the hip after the race.

– You probably gave up 1500, at least for a while. 5000 meters I did not give up. I’ll at least try to get my hands on the 5,000m at the end, and then we’ll see what happens.

Wednesday’s race winner, Narve Gilje Nordås, came up with a stab at the car-loving Ingebrigtsen brothers after the finish line:

Filip Ingebrigtsen helped keep the pace, but gave himself a few laps before the finish.

– I really like what Henrik did today. I was excited about how he’d hold, because he wasn’t trained for this – so it’s very impressive to see how well he’s holding, praising VG’s little brother.

The first 10,000 meters

Ingebrigtsen is far from experienced at an altitude of 10,000 metres. August 2019 was the last time Ingebrigtsen ran a distance on the track, but at that time he jumped after 7600 metres. In the same race, Nordstad Moen set a Norwegian record of 27.24.78.

After a long sporting life at the European summit for 1500m and 5000m, older brother Ingbrigtsen is now trying his luck in new hunting grounds. He suffered from injuries for a long time, and Had hip surgery last summer. Last year, my ace was used in rehab.

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The seasoned runner has been given a bigger and more prominent role on the Ingebrigtsen team this season. The two running brothers told their father that they wanted him first and foremost as a father, not as a coach.

In the absence of his father Henrik Ingebrigtsen He took on a coordinating role in the team. They also rely on their longtime agent, Swede Daniel Weisfeldt.

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