Jakob Ingebrigtsen breaks Norweigan 5K national record: 13:29

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Jakob Ingebrigtsen broke the Norweigan 5K road record on Wednesday finishing in the time of 13:29.

Jakob, 19 and his brother Henrik 29, raced a 5K in Stavanger, Norway. Jakob broke the previous record, which was set at 13:37 by Sondre Norstad Moen at the 2019 Monaco Run 5K.

Jakob picked up the pace during the latter half of the race, which was a course that was two laps of a 2.5K route.

“We had to make sure that the course was measured and the competition approved by the athletics association before we said yes,” Gjert Ingebrigtsen, their father and coach, told ABC Nyheter.

Current five fastest road 5K times according to World Athletics:

12:51 Joshua Cheptegei (UGA) 16 February 2020 Monaco
13:22 Robert Keter (KEN) 9 November 2019 Lille, France
13:29 Edward Cheserek (KEN) 7 April 2019 Carlsbad, United States
13:29 Julien Wanders (SUI) 17 February 2019 Monaco
13:30 Benard Kibet Lagat (KEN) 8 September 2018 Prague, Czech Republic