Thursday, February 29, 2024

Jakob Ingebrigtsen will leave out International Indoor Championships with Achilles damage


The Olympic 1,500m champion, Jakob Ingebrigtsen, is probably not on the 2024 International Indoor Championships in Glasgow this March. Ingebrigtsen has been sidelined with an Achilles damage that has stored him clear of the game for the reason that finish of the 2023 Diamond League season in September.

Consistent with the Norweigan information website online Dagsavisen, Ingebrigtsen has been coping with a nagging Achilles damage and won’t most probably compete till the outside season. Ingebrigtsen mentioned in a commentary that he’s making growth, however that he does no longer need to take any dangers, with the busy season forward. “I do know my frame, and it infrequently occurs that it wishes a bit additional time to heal earlier than I get started with exhausting rather a lot,” wrote Ingebrigtsen. “I run my very own scheme and I do know that works. For me, it’s Eu Championships and Olympic medals that subject.”

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Ingebrigtsen stands on the most sensible of the rostrum after successful gold within the males’s 5,000m on the 2022 International Championships in Eugene, Ore. Photograph: Kevin Morris

The 23-year-old’s damage additionally compelled him to leave out the Eu Go Nation Championships final month, which can even most probably depart him out of the International Go Nation Championships on the finish of March.

Ingebrigtsen hasn’t ever gained a global indoor championship identify. His best indoor medal was once a silver within the males’s 1,500m on the 2022 International Indoor Championships in Belgrade, Serbia. He was once overwhelmed within the tournament by means of Ethiopia’s Samuel Tefera, and examined sure for COVID-19 the next day to come.

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Jakob Ingebrigtsen and Josh Kerr sq. off within the males’s 1,500m semifinal on the 2023 International Championships in Budapest. Photograph: Kevin Morris

It’s been an eventful 12 months for Ingebrigtsen, who defended his global 5,000m identify on the International Athletics Championships in Budapest, and completed runner-up to Nice Britain’s Josh Kerr within the males’s 1,500m. He additionally clocked two global data (within the two-mile and the two,000m), together with the second-fastest time in historical past over the mile on the Diamond League ultimate in Eugene, Ore.


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