Jakob Ingebrigtsen runs 8:26.81 U20 European steeple record!

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Ingebrigtsen_JakobFVR-EuroXC16.jpgJakob Ingebrigtsen, European Cross Country 2016, photo by PhotoRun.net

KORTRIJK (BEL, Jul 8): Norway´s super talent 16 years old Jakob Ingebrigtsen won here at the meet steeple in 8:26.81 what is new European U20 record. Jamaican Michael Campbell won the 100 m in 10.20 (+3.2) ahead of South African Lebakeng Sesele 10.20 who won the 200 m in 20.27 (-0.3) PB with Campbell second 20.47. In good women 5000 m Kenyan Lilian Rengeruk won in 14:44.27 ahead of Lewetegn Sintyaehu from Ethiopia 14:53.44. Ugandan Esther Chebet topped the 1500 m in 4:06.34 with US Shannon Osika second 4:06.88. Close 800 m finish as Gena Lofstrand of South Africa in 2:02.05 beat Ugandan Winnie Nanyondo 2:02.06. Another South African win, even a double for Justine Palframan 22.84 (+1.7) and 52.47 in 200/400 m. Australian talent Joseph Deng won the 800 m in 1:46.51, Djibouti´s Mohamed Ismail 1500 m in 3:36.98 and Jamaican O´Dayne Richards shot put 20.46.

RunBlogRun opines: Jakob Ingebrigtsen is another example of why European Athletics next generation is looking so amazing. Enjoy watching the Ingebrigtsen family race everywhere we can as they are unique family and hugely popular in Norway.

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