For the primary time in seven years, Norway’s Jakob Ingebrigtsen won’t defend his continental cross-country title on the European XC Championships in December.
Norway’s TV 2 reviews that Ingebrigtsen will miss this yr’s European Cross Nation Championships and the rest of the 2023 season, because of damage. In response to Norwegian information NRK, Ingebrigtsen has suffered an damage round his sacrum, however the severity of the damage is undisclosed.
Espen Skoland, the spokesperson for the Ingebrigtsen brothers, reviews that Jakob needs to give attention to restoration and coaching after an extended and laborious season, and that he has an essential yr forward of him.
Ingebrigtsen has dominated the European XC Championships since 2016, successful 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 remaining in Eugene, Ore., which he received.
Ingebrigtsen has additionally had a monumental yr off the observe, marrying his longtime associate Elisabeth Asserson, of their native Norway. The 23-year-old additionally went by a rocky public battle along 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 cherished.
Ingebrigtsen hopes to compete for Norway on the 2024 World Indoor Championships in March, the European Monitor and Discipline Championships in June and finally, the 2024 Olympic Video games in August.
Ingebrigtsen’s older brother and coach, Henrik, has been named to the Norwegian group for the Dec. 10 championships in Brussels.