It's in Hamar Norway, amidst the mountains and fjords. You could argue that NC should be at a "proper" venue - but then it would be in Oslo every year.
Nevertheless, I never said that Jakob is the worlds best 1500m runner. Based on the rankings of this year's performances it's cleary not the case. However his performance last friday is very impressive considering that the Ingebrigtsen brothers are in the midst of a serious training block at the moment.
We're talking a 110-130 mpw after DL London. They're going all in for another peak in towards the WC, and this means "destroying" their top end speed with large quantities of under LT runs. They'll continue this program into another altitude stint in august. When they return to sea-level we'll see them letting up on the milage and focus on top end speed.
I can confirm that just last thursday, (the day before his solo 3:36), Jakob and Filip ran not only the qualifier trails for NC 1500m final but also ran a 8x1200m workout with 59-61 laps. The day was finished with a 12 mile longrun into the evening hours. Jacob then steps up and runs a solo 3:36 the next day.
Tell me that isn't impressive.
Based on this I consider Jakob to be a very serious contender for gold in the 1500