For the primary time in seven years, Norway’s Jakob Ingebrigtsen is not going to defend his continental cross-country title on the European XC Championships in December.
Norway’s TV 2 experiences that Ingebrigtsen will miss this yr’s European Cross Nation Championships and the rest of the 2023 season, as a consequence of harm. In accordance with Norwegian information NRK, Ingebrigtsen has suffered an harm round his sacrum, however the severity of the harm is undisclosed.
Espen Skoland, the spokesperson for the Ingebrigtsen brothers, experiences that Jakob desires to deal with restoration and coaching after an extended and arduous season, and that he has an essential yr forward of him.
Ingebrigtsen has dominated the European XC Championships since 2016, profitable the 2021 and 2022 senior championships and likewise claiming the 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 U-20 European cross-country titles.
It has been an eventful yr for Ingebrigtsen, who defended his world 5,000m title on the World Athletics Championships in Budapest, and completed runner-up to Nice Britain’s Josh Kerr within the males’s 1,500m. He additionally clocked two world data, within the two-mile and the two,000m, together with the second quickest time in historical past over the mile on the Diamond League closing in Eugene, Ore., which he received.
Ingebrigtsen has additionally had a monumental yr off the monitor, marrying his longtime companion Elisabeth Asserson, of their native Norway. The 23-year-old additionally went by means of a rocky public battle together with his estranged father and coach, Gjert. In October, the brothers launched an announcement accusing their father of aggression, management and bodily violence, and saying he took the enjoyment out of the game they as soon as beloved.
Ingebrigtsen hopes to compete for Norway on the 2024 World Indoor Championships in March, the European Observe and Area Championships in June and in the end, the 2024 Olympic Video games in August.
Ingebrigtsen’s older brother and coach, Henrik, has been named to the Norwegian workforce for the Dec. 10 championships in Brussels.