16-Year-Old Jakob Ingebrigtsen Runs 3:56.29 Mile For His Home Crowd In Oslo

16-Year-Old Jakob Ingebrigtsen Runs 3:56.29 Mile For His Home Crowd In Oslo
16-year-old Jakob Ingebrigtsen took the world by storm just a few weeks ago when he became the youngest person ever to break four minutes in a mile race by running 3:58 at the Prefontaine Classic. Today, he lowered that mark by nearly two full seconds in his home country of Norway, running 3:56.29 at the Bislett Games in a special "U20 Dream Mile" event set him for him. Jakob continued a legacy of great Ingebrigtsen milers, and both of his brothers Henrik (3:50.72 PB) and Filip (3:53.23 PB) were at the meet to support him. Fillip is set to race later in the meet.

The race was paced by Australian Jack Rayner, who brought the field through 1209 meters in 3:00.1. Jakob hit the bell in 3:00.3 and closed his last 400m in 55.9 to cap off an incredible run. Jakob's career is far from over and he looks forward to using his two brothers as a model and continuing to improve years down the road.
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