Jake Wightman

Jake Wightman

February 04, 2024

2024 NBIGP: Hobbs Kessler Beats Jake Wightman, Noah Lyles Makes Statement, & Elle St. Pierre Is Back

The 20-year-old Kessler took down the 2022 world 1500 champ in Wightman's first race in a year, as Lyles ran a big 6.44 pb to win the 60 and Elle St. Pierre nearly broke the American 3000m record in her first big indoor race since giving birth.
February 01, 2024

Jakob Ingebrigtsen says Josh Kerr's "desperate attempt" at psychological warfare may look "silly at somepoint" as he knows he wins "98 out of 100 times" against Kerr and Wightman

Stavanger Aftenblad's Erlend Nesje went to Jakob's house to catch up with one of the sport's biggest stars who is on the comeback trail from injury. After finishing up an hour-long run, Jakob had some interesting comments to say about fame, Josh Kerr, and Jake Wightman. *MB:  Jakob Ingebrigtsen on Wightman / Kerr: "I know that I win 98 out of 100 times against them."

December 19, 2023

Jake Wightman Won't Run 2024 World Indoors in Glasgow; Josh Kerr Still Deciding

Wightman's coach (and father) Geoff tells LRC that Jake will not compete at World Indoors while Kerr's coach Danny Mackey explains why the world champ is considering skipping World Indoors. Plus World Athletics president Seb Coe weighs in.
January 23, 2023

2022 LRC Men's World & American Rankings: Who's #1?

Some picks were easy (Eliud Kipchoge in the marathon), others were impossible. Here's where we ranked the world's best distance runners in 2022.
August 15, 2022

RRW: Stepping Down In Distance, Jake Wightman Hopes To Show His Range

"I enjoy the 800's a lot more than the fifteens. I can do the 800 and not have the same expectations. ...Coming here to do the 800 is just something I'm actually excited to do. I hope it will be all right.  It's an unknown.  I've never actually done an 800 championship.  I want to show I can be as competitive over eight as fifteen.  I think if I were to do a fifteen here I wouldn't have come.  So, 800 meters is just a real re-fresh.  I'm like, I'm actually looking forward to racing again. ...It's the way it turned out. It's not that I wanted to duck the fifteen, I wanted to try and see if I could compete over 800 because I still want to be considered an 800 meter runner as well, if I can."
July 20, 2022

Dreams Become Reality: Jake Wightman Stuns Jakob Ingebrigtsen to Win World 1500m Title

Wightman lived every miler's dream by outkicking the Olympic 1500 champ with 200 to go, becoming the first Brit to win the 1500 at Worlds since 1983.
September 14, 2020

Zagreb Preview: Bryce Hoppel Returns To Action & An Aussie 1500 Showdown Is Set

On Tuesday, American Bryce Hoppel will look to earn the first European victory of his career when he takes on a super deep 800 field (8 men under 1:45 this year) in his second outdoor race of the season, while Stewart McSweynMatthew Ramsden, & Ryan Gregson square off in a de facto Aussie 1500 champs.
August 14, 2020

Rest of Monaco: A Crazy Fast 1500, Brazier & Hoppel 1-2 in 800, Kipyegon Scares WR, & Hassan Drops Out

What a meet. A European record for Jakob Ingebrigtsen in the 1500, a near world record for Faith Kipyegon in the women's 1k, a 1-2 finish by Americans Donavan Brazier and Bryce Hoppel in the 800, and much more.
January 23, 2020

What to Watch For This Weekend: Lots of Great Distance Action at NBIGP, Tuohy vs. Cain, + Debuts for Brazier & McLaughlin & Trayvon Bromell Is Back

A lot of pros will be racing indoors in the NY and Boston this weekend. We break it all down for you including Donavan Brazier's WR attempt at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix.
June 15, 2017

2017 Bislett Games Recap: Jake Wightman Pulls Off A Huge Upset, A 16-Year-Old Runs 3:56 and A Woman's Wig Comes Off Mid-Competition

Fans who watched the 2017 Bislett Games were entertained in a variety of ways on Thursday evening. On the track, two precocious Norwegian talents delighted the home crowd. Off the track, a women’s long jumper’s wig fell off during the event and a rabbit forgot to run the water jump in the women’s steeplechase and then took out the #1 seed from behind.