All 3 brothers of the Ingebrigtsen clan will be competing tomorrow in Oslo.
OSLO (NOR): For middle and long distance running fans, the meet has a lot to offer. The most compelling event is a five-man team competition over 2000 meters where a squad led by the three Ingebrigtsen brothers –Filip, Henrik, and Jakob– takes on another five-man team in Nairobi led by world 1500m champions Timothy Cheruiyot (2019) and Elijah Manangoi (2017). The event, called the Maurie Plant Memorial Race after the late Australian athletics agent and commentator, will be scored on the total time of the best three finishers for each team. The Kenyan team will be racing at 1975m of altitude, while the Norwegian team will be competing at sea level, a distinct advantage. “We’re getting excited,” said 29 year-old Henrik, the oldest of the three brothers, at today’s press briefing. He continued: “It’s a good mix of feelings, actually. We’re ready to race again. It’s been so long and there hasn’t been any races until now. We’re still in training mode (so) it’s a little bit different.” The Norwegian record 5:01.48 is expected to be broken. Filip Ingebritgsen will run earlier in the same hour the 1000 m with target 2:16.78 what is national record by Vebjorn Rodal. Youngest Jakob is expected to go for the best time in the 2000 m. With the help of RRW.