“It was like winning a gold medal. It is pretty crazy,” – Jakob Ingebrigtsen

Norwegian star Jakob Ingebrigtsen has stunned the running world clocking 12:48.45 to break the European record and win a stacked 5000m at the Golden Gala Pietro Mennea Diamond League in Florence, Italy.

 

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Ingebrigtsen lined up against some giants of the sport, including Uganda’s Joshua Cheptegei – the reigning world 10,000m champion who set new world records over 5000m, 10,000m and 5km (road) – during the 2020 year. But Ingebrigtsen dropped Cheptegei with a lap to go. Amazingly six men broke 12:55, with Cheptegei only able to manage a 6th place finish.

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Australian Stewart McSweyn finished in 11th, fading over the final few laps to clock 13:20.11. Matthew Ramsden finished 15th in 13:32.37.  Team mate Ryan Gregson provided the pacing duties for the opening 1000m, taking Ingebrigtsen through the opening 1000m in 2:35.

Men’s 5000m

Final

Place Name Birth Date Nat. Mark Records
1. Jakob INGEBRIGTSEN 19 SEP 2000 NOR 12:48.45 AR*
2. Hagos GEBRHIWET 11 MAY 1994 ETH 12:49.02
3. Mohammed AHMED 05 JAN 1991 CAN 12:50.12
4. Mohamed KATIR 17 FEB 1998 ESP 12:50.79
5. Justyn KNIGHT 19 JUL 1996 CAN 12:51.93
6. Joshua CHEPTEGEI 12 SEP 1996 UGA 12:54.69
7. Birhanu BALEW 27 FEB 1996 BRN 12:57.71
8. Robert Kiprop KOECH 25 FEB 1997 KEN 13:12.56
9. Yemaneberhan CRIPPA 15 OCT 1996 ITA 13:17.96
10. Telahun Haile BEKELE 13 MAY 1999 ETH 13:18.29
11. Stewart MCSWEYN 01 JUN 1995 AUS 13:20.11
12. Isaac KIMELI 09 MAR 1994 BEL 13:21.66
13. Muktar EDRIS 14 JAN 1994 ETH 13:25.98
14. Iliass AOUANI 29 SEP 1995 ITA 13:28.09
15. Matthew RAMSDEN 23 JUL 1997 AUS 13:32.37
Abdelaati IGUIDER 25 MAR 1987 MAR DNF
Ryan GREGSON 26 APR 1990 AUS DNF
Henrik INGEBRIGTSEN 24 FEB 1991 NOR DNF

The race was Ingebrigtsen’s first sub-13minute time over 5000m, taking him to 12th fastest of all-time. The previous European record was 12:49.71 set in 2000 by Moroccan-born Belgian Mohammed Mourhit.

The women’s 1500m was another highlight of the meet. Sifan Hasan, who just days ago broke the 10,000m word record (29:06.82) unleashed a 59.57 second last lap to outkick the Olympic 1500m champ Faith Kipyegon.  Hasan’s winning time was an amazing 3:53.63.  Kipyegon managed a new Kenyan record with her second place time of 3:53.91.  Scottish star Laura Muir was third in 3:55.59, very close to her PB of 3:55.22 from 2016. Race footage below.

Women’s 1500m

Final

Place Name Birth Date Nat. Mark
1. Sifan HASSAN 01 JAN 1993 NED 3:53.63
2. Faith KIPYEGON 10 JAN 1994 KEN 3:53.91
3. Laura MUIR 09 MAY 1993 GBR 3:55.59
4. Gabriela DEBUES-STAFFORD 13 SEP 1995 CAN 4:00.46
5. Winnie NANYONDO 23 AUG 1993 UGA 4:00.84
6. Eilish MCCOLGAN 25 NOV 1990 GBR 4:02.12
7. Elise VANDERELST 27 JAN 1998 BEL 4:02.63
8. Lemlem HAILU 25 MAY 2001 ETH 4:03.24
9. Esther GUERRERO 07 FEB 1990 ESP 4:03.67
10. Katie SNOWDEN 09 MAR 1994 GBR 4:03.86
11. Gaia SABBATINI 10 JUN 1999 ITA 4:04.23
12. Ciara MAGEEAN 12 MAR 1992 IRL 4:04.32
13. Rababe ARAFI 12 JAN 1991 MAR 4:04.72
14. Federica DEL BUONO 12 DEC 1994 ITA 4:08.58
Aneta LEMIESZ 17 JAN 1981 POL DNF
Solange Andreia PEREIRA 16 DEC 1989 ESP DNF

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In the men’s high jump, Australian Brandon Starc has jumped his Olympic qualifer, clearing 2.33 for second place. The Australian record holder has a PB of 2.36, and has put himself right back into medal contention for the Tokyo Olympics. The event as won by Iva Ivanyuk with a 2.33 leap also.

Men’s High Jump

Final

Place Name Birth Date Nat. Mark
1. Ilya IVANYUK 09 MAR 1993 ANA 2.33
2. Brandon STARC 24 NOV 1993 AUS 2.33
3. Gianmarco TAMBERI 01 JUN 1992 ITA 2.33
4. Andriy PROTSENKO 20 MAY 1988 UKR 2.30
5. Mutaz Essa BARSHIM 24 JUN 1991 QAT 2.30
6. Maksim NEDASEKAU 21 JAN 1998 BLR 2.27
7. Loïc GASCH 13 AUG 1994 SUI 2.20
7. Donald THOMAS 01 JUL 1984 BAH 2.20
9. Stefano SOTTILE 26 JAN 1998 ITA 2.16

 

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