Younger brother Jakob was the star of the European Championships in Berlin but Henrik Ingebrigtsen produced the standout performance at the Trond Mohn Games in Bergen on Wednesday (22).
The silver medallist behind Jakob in the 5000m at the European Championships, Henrik took a solo win in the 3000m in a European-leading time of 7:42.72, just missing his five-year-old lifetime best of 7:42.19 and Marius Bakken’s national record of 7:40.77.
There was also an eye-catching time from 19-year-old Elzan Bibic from Serbia who finished second in a lifetime best of 7:51.51, moving to fifth on the European all-time U20 lists behind Finland’s Ari Paunonen (7:43.20), Great Britain’s Jon Richards (7:48.28) and French Bob Tahri (7:48.98) and Fouad Chouki (7:49.87).
Jakob was initially scheduled to race the 3000m but the double European champion made a late decision to contest the 1500m instead. He closed the programme with victory in 3:41.81 ahead of Sweden’s Kalle Berglund (3:42.62) and Australia’s (3:42.92).
World bronze medallist Filip Ingebrigtsen was also in action and he finished fifth in the 800m in 1:48.13, just outside his two-year-old lifetime best of 1:47.79. Australia’s Joshua Ralph won the 800m in 1:46.55 from Thomas Roth in 1:46.90.
World and European 400m hurdles champion Karsten Warholm also won the 300m flat in a Norwegian record of 32.69, improving Quincy Douglas’ long-standing mark of 32.82.