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– Taking one race at a time

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Jakob Ingebrigtsen will defend the EC gold outdoors in the 5000 meters on Saturday. Photo: Beate Oma Dahle / NTB

Of NTB | 07.06.2024 16:33:05

Sport: Large parts of Friday’s media session with Henrik and Jakob Ingebrigtsen revolved around the situation of the latter’s wife. They are expecting a child soon.

– There is something that can happen, but I may not have been quite able to be on that wavelength. I have been very focused. It’s exciting anyway. I was at home yesterday. She likes to stay active. The fact that we are going to become parents takes a lot of her focus. She understands very well that I am here, began the 23-year-old.

He did not want to state that he will remain in Rome if the labor starts.

– Fortunately, we have many people who contribute at home. We’re crossing our fingers that it won’t be necessary. She has been in very good shape. We take one race at a time, and then we do what we have to do, continued Ingebrigtsen.

The couple got married back in September last year. In February, it became known that they are expecting their first child together.

Ingebrigtsen is the reigning European outdoor champion at 5,000 metres. The athletics phantom from Sandnes won gold over the distance in both Munich (2022) and Berlin (2018). He also has two WC gold medals in the 5000 metres.

At the beginning of August, Ingebrigtsen will defend the Olympic gold in the 1500 metres. The 23-year-old from Sandnes started this year’s outdoor season in second place in the 1500 meters during the Diamond League meet in Eugene, before winning the corresponding distance during the Bislett Games at the end of May.

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