The Oslo Diamond League meet is tomorrow and includes the Dream Mile as well as a separate international 1500m. Strangely Jakob Ingebrigsten is in the 1500m despite his recent 3:52 at Pre. Meanwhile his two older brothers are in the mile (Henrik only ran 3:58 at Pre). You'd think running in front of the home crowd they'd want all three brothers in the race together. Robby Andrews and Chris O'Hare are two other big names in the 1500 instead of the mile.Update: A LRC visitor emailed us with the following message on this issue, "To reply to your question regarding why Jakob only is running the 1500m at Bislett tomorrow night, it is because he wants to break the age record for 1500m. After his mile in Oregon, this only makes sense to Jakob and Gjert. Strangely, O'Hare and Andrews were not allowed into the 'fast' mile, and so were relegated to the 1500m. I hope this answers your question. Henrik and Filip will also be running 5000m in Stockholm 2 days onward." For the record, the world under-18 record in the 1500m is 3:33.72 by Nicholas Kiptanui Kemboi in 2006. Jakob's 1500m PB is 3:37.25, but his 3:52.28 converts to about a 3:35.07 for 1500m. IAAF World U18 records: https://www.iaaf.org/records/by-category/u18-world-best-performance.
This year’s Dream Mile will be headlined by world 1500m champion Elijah Manangoi of Kenya, though the cheers of the crowd will be firmly behind the Ingebrigtsen brothers, Filip and Henrik. Britain’s Jake Wightman is another with form in this arena, having won the 1500m here last year in 3:34.17, and he should make a bold bid having chased Manangoi home in the 1500m at the Commonwealth Games in April, where he finished third.
Though not a Diamond League event, many will look forward to the men’s 1500m earlier in the programme, where Jakob Ingebrigtsen, fresh from his breakthrough 3:52.28 mile in Eugene, will take on an international field that includes Britain’s Chris O’Hare and US athlete Robby Andrews.