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Jakob Ingebrigtsen second in the season debut – Kerr won in the USA


Jakob Ingebrigtsen was beaten in his season debut on Saturday. Here during the WC last year. Photo: Beate Oma Dahle / NTB

Of NTB | 26.05.2024 00:04:12

Sport: The race was the first between the two since British Kerr beat Ingebrigtsen in the 1,500 meters during the WC in Budapest last year. In the time since, there has been a war of words in which both have fired at each other.

On Saturday, they were supposed to make up on the tartan deck in Eugene, USA, where Ingebrigtsen took gold in the 5000 meters and silver in the 1500 meters during the WC in 2022.

The Norwegian laid far out from the start and kept up a good pace. Eventually he climbed the field and made it to the top. With 400 meters to go, Ingebrigtsen and Kerr were at the front together, and at the end the Briton was fastest. Kerr won in a time of 3.45.34, while Ingebrigtsen achieved 3.45.60.

One English mile is converted to 1609 metres. Also starting on Saturday was Jake Wightman, who beat Ingebrigtsen in the aforementioned 1500 meters in 2022. He finished in fifth place.

Ingebrigtsen has 3.43.73 as the best record for the distance.

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