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Jakob Ingebrigtsen Smashes 2K World Record


Sep 10, 2023

In the penultimate Diamond League competition, Jakob Ingebrigtsen achieved another impressive performance by breaking the world record in the men’s 2,000 meters at the Brussels Diamond League meeting. After his recent victory in the 5,000 meters at the 2023 World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Ingebrigtsen took on the challenge of a non-traditional distance at Brussels. With the assistance of a pacemaker, he put himself in a good position early on and finished strong, crossing the line with no competitors in sight. His winning time of 4:43.13 broke the previous world record set in 1999.

Addy Wiley, a 19-year-old collegiate athlete, also made her mark at the Brussels Diamond League meet. Competing against global medalists, Wiley set a collegiate best time in the women’s 1500 meters, finishing eighth with a time of 3:59.17. Her performance surpassed the previous collegiate record set by Jenny Simpson in 2009.

Shericka Jackson had her sights set on breaking the world record in the women’s 200 meters. While she fell short of her goal, she still ran the fourth-fastest time in history, setting a Diamond League and meet record with a time of 21.48.

These athletes, along with others, will have another opportunity to showcase their skills at the Prefontaine Classic in Oregon, the final stop on the 2023 Diamond League circuit.

Taylor Dutch, a writer and former NCAA track athlete, shares news and insights on fitness, wellness, and endurance sports. Her work has been featured in various publications including Runner’s World, SELF, and Outside.

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