Ingebrigtsen brothers headline Norway’s team for Tilburg

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Henrik, Filip and Jakob Ingebrigtsen have won three of the last four editions of the 1500m at the European Championships

Jakob, Henrik and Filip Ingebrigtsen have all been named on a small but select Norwegian team for the SPAR European Cross Country Championships in Tilburg on 9 December.

Not only was Jakob one of the stars of the European Championships in Berlin, he has also been prolific at the European Cross Country Championships. He won his first major title in Chia two years ago before outsprinting the opposition to defend his title in Samorin last December.

Ingebrigtsen is looking for a hat-trick of titles in Tilburg next month and he has publicly said he wants to end his U20 career with four successive title at the European Cross Country Championships in Lisbon next December.

Jakob’s older brothers Henrik and Filip have been named on the senior men’s team for Tilburg. Henrik finished eleventh last year while Filip - who was a late withdrawal last year due to illness - will be making his senior debut at the European Cross Country Championships.

The Ingebrigtsens have been training at altitude in Flagstaff, Arizona but they have been finalising their preparations for Tilburg at home in Sandnes.

There will also be high hopes of a medal in the senior women’s race in Tilburg courtesy of European 3000m steeplechase bronze medallist Karoline Bjerkeli Grovdal.

Like the Ingebrigtsens, Grovdal has also been training in Flagstaff. She has won bronze medals at the last three editions of the European Cross Country Championships and is a former winner in the U20 race.

Full team here.