Jacob Ingbrigtsen ran to pole position in the 5,000 meters during the athletics meet in San Juan Capistrano, California, on Saturday. It was his first appearance of the season.
The Norwegian athletics star scored at 13.02.03. It is well below the World Cup requirement of 13.13.50.
The 21-year-old’s personal record of 5,000 meters is 12.48.45 metres.
The World Cup in US Eugene in July is Ingebrigtsen’s big target this season. It is not inconceivable that he will run 1500 and 5000 meters during the tournament.
Customer Daniel Weisfeldt has previously unlocked the possibility of doubling as a result of both the preliminary and final heats in the 1500m before 5000m in the water.
Jacob Ingbrigtsen is the reigning Olympic champion in the 1,500 metres, and he qualifies for that distance in the water.
The youngest of the Sundance fraternity runners have yet to take home a big water medal in the group’s pool. During the 2019 Doha Championships, he placed fifth in the 5,000m race. On his World Cup debut in London two years earlier, he failed to qualify for the 3000m hurdles final.
Along with brothers Philip and Henrik, the 21-year-old was at a raised pool in Flagstaff, Arizona. He was due to return there after Saturday’s race in California.
San Juan Capistrano is located in Orange County, south of Los Angeles.