Henrik Ingebrigtsen

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Henrik Ingebrigtsen
Henrik ingebrigsten.jpg
Ingebrigsten at the 2012 Summer Olympics
Personal information
Nationality Norwegian
Born (1991-02-24) 24 February 1991 (age 24)
Sandnes, Norway
Sport Track
Event(s) 1500 metres
Achievements and titles
Regional finals 1st at the 2012 European Athletics Championships
Personal best(s) 1500 metres: 3:31.46[1]
Mile: 3:50.72[1]
3000 metres: 7:42.19[1]

Henrik Ingebrigtsen (born 24 February 1991) is a Norwegian track athlete who specializes in middle-distance events. He represented Norway at the 2012 Summer Olympics. His younger brother, Filip Ingebrigtsen, is also a middle-distance runner.

Running career[edit]

Ingebrigtsen first broke the 3:40 barrier in the 1500 meters at the age of 19.[2] He won the gold medal at the 2012 European Athletics Championships in Helsinki at the 1500 metres event. He followed it by finishing 5th at the Olympic Games in London with a new national record of 3:35.43. Ingebrigsten further improved the national record to 3:33.95 at the Diamond League meet held in Zürich on August 29, 2013.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Norway
2008 European Cross Country Championships Brussels, Belgium 23rd U20 race Individual
2nd Team
2009 European Cross Country Championships Dublin, Ireland 12th U20 race Individual
3rd Team
2010 European Championships Barcelona, Spain 13th (h) 1500 m 3:42.62
2011 European Cross Country Championships Velenje, Slovenia 15th U23 race Individual
1st Team
2012 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 1st 1500 m 3:46.20
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 5th 1500 m 3:35.43 (NR)
European Cross Country Championships Budapest, Hungary 1st U23 race Individual
4th Team
2013 European Indoor Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 11th 3000 m 8:02.45
World Championships Moscow, Russia 8th 1500 m 3:37.52
2014 European Championships Zürich, Switzerland 2nd 1500 m 3:46.10


  1. ^ a b c All-Athletics. "Profile of Henrik Ingebrigsten". 
  2. ^ European Athletics (author name unknown) (July 29, 2014). "Record breaker Ingebrigtsen turns his gaze towards Europeans". 

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