Sports Update: Norway’s teenage superstar Ingebrigtsen edges out brother to complete European double


17-year-old Jakob Ingebrigtsen added the 5000m title to the 1500m gold he won yesterday.

NORWAY’S JAKOB INGEBRIGSTEN, just 17, captured the European 5000m title on Saturday to add to the 1500m he won 24 hours earlier.

The teenager edged out his brother Henrik with France’s Morhad Amdouni, who was the 10,000m champion, claiming bronze.

Already the youngest ever European champion by winning the 1500m, Ingebrigtsen crossed the line in 13min 17.06sec, with his brother in 13:18.75 and Amdouni clocking 13:19.14.

One night after winning the 1500m title, the incredible Jakob Ingebrigtsen returned to the track to complete the 1500/5000m double at the age of 17!#EC2018 #TheMoment

Mahiedine Mekhissi, who had won the 3000m steeplechase for his fifth career European title on Thursday, pulled out of the 5000m earlier in the day.

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