Henrik Ingebrigtsen

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Henrik Ingebrigtsen
2016-06 Henrik Ingebrigtsen Bislett.jpg
Henrik Ingebrigtsen in 2016
Personal information
Nationality Norwegian
Born (1991-02-24) 24 February 1991 (age 26)
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 middle-distance runner who competes mainly in the 1500 metres. He represented Norway at the 2012 Summer Olympics. His younger brothers, Filip Ingebrigtsen and Jakob Ingebrigtsen, are also middle-distance runners.


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.

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Norway
2008 European Cross Country Championships Brussels, Belgium 23rd U20 race Individual
2nd Team
2009 European Junior Championships Novi Sad, Serbia 13th (sf) 800 m 1:51.53
14th (h) 1500 m 3:53.69
European Cross Country Championships Dublin, Ireland 12th U20 race Individual
3rd Team
2010 World Junior Championships Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada 12th (h) 1500m 3:45.31
European Championships Barcelona, Spain 13th (h) 1500 m 3:42.62
2011 European Cross Country Championships Velenje, Slovenia 15th U23 race Individual
1st Team
European U23 Championships Ostrava, Czech Republic 26th (h) 1500m 3:51.99
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
European U23 Championships Tampere, Finland 20th (h) 1500m 3:50.16
1st 5000m 14:19.39
World Championships Moscow, Russia 8th 1500 m 3:37.52
2014 European Championships Zürich, Switzerland 2nd 1500 m 3:46.10
2015 European Indoor Championships Prague, Czech Republic 6th 1500 m 3:39.70 NR
3rd 3000 m 7:45.54 NR
World Championships Beijing, China 31st (h) 1500 m 3:43.97
2016 European Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 3rd 1500 m 3:47.18
4th 5000 m 13:40.86
Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 20th (sf) 1500 m 3:42.51
2017 European Indoor Championships Belgrade, Serbia 2nd 3000 m 8:00.93


  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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