Henrik Ingebrigtsen, 31, admits he’s not sure why he’s bothered with a heel injury for so long.
– I’m starting to understand it. But it is a bit widespread. He says I have not received a comprehensive diagnosis.
Henrik Ingebrigtsen served as overall manager for Jakob Ingebrigtsen during the World Athletics Championships in Eugene in July and the European Athletics Championships in Munich in August. During the last tournament, he told the Norwegian media about his annoying heel. He did so while he and they waited for Jakob Ingbrigtsen outside the training track to warm up after one of his rounds inside the Olympic Stadium.
Henrik Ingebrigtsen thought at the time – two weeks ago – that the pain in his right foot was due to wearing a special type of shoe. He still thinks so.
– I read an article about “the wrong shoes” when I was in the States. I may have overloaded when using this type of shoe. He explains that I have issues with the Achilles tendon, and I’ve never had that before.
He refers to it as a nerve injury.
Nerve damage in the heel means I haven’t been able to train properly for a little over a month. I’ve been able to run a little, and sometimes not at all, he says.
Henrik Ingebrigtsen adds that he’s stepping up his training and that it doesn’t hurt for him to run. But also, with his ambitions to continue as a runner at the highest level, he can’t run forever.
When asked when he thinks he can start proper preparations for next season, he replied that he might know more about it in a couple of weeks.
Could this injury be the result of previous serious injuries?
– It’s not good to say. This is on the wrong side of the body. I’ve had injuries to the left side before, this is to the right foot, he answers with a touch of sarcasm.
Henrik Ingebrigtsen: – I need a year and a half
After a six-week training camp in the United States with his two brothers Jacob and Philip, Henrik Ingebrigtsen (31) stated that…
Pending a hoped full response and the injury finally recovering, Jakob Ingbrigtsen is helping his preparations ahead of the 1500m Diamond League final in Zurich next Thursday.
– As a bicycle rabbit (speed monitor) and miscellaneous. I try to follow it as best I can, says Henrik Ingebrigtsen – a week after Jakob Ingebrigtsen was appointed Best time of year in the world at 3.29.05 At the Diamond League event in Lausanne.
The day after the final race at Zurich’s Letzigrund Stadium on September 8 – which presents the first prize of 300,000 NOK – the two will meet in Berlin, where Jacob Ingbrigtsen will serve as exclusive pioneer during a youth racing event, called “BTC Track Night” sponsored by sponsor on Saturday .
– He wasn’t one hundred percent in Lausanne, but he looked strong compared to the others. Conditions weren’t good either, as Henrik Ingebrigtsen points out when it comes to Jakob Ingebrigtsen’s eventual end predictions.
Henrik Ingebrigtsen won EC gold in the 1500m in Helsinki 10 years ago. A few weeks later, he finished fifth in distance at the London Olympics. Two years later he won the silver of the European Championships in the 1500 meters at the Letzigrund Stadium in Zurich.
“Infuriatingly humble internet trailblazer. Twitter buff. Beer nerd. Bacon scholar. Coffee practitioner.”