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Norway's Jakob Ingebrigtsen Sets Olympic Record in Wild 1500m Final

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Jakob Ingebrigtsen Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games: Day 15
Jakob Ingebrigtsen Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games: Day 15
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Cole Hocker beat the previous Olympic record in the men’s 1500m on Saturday.

And finished in sixth place.

The 20-year-old American was part of a crazy final at Tokyo’s Olympic Stadium that featured six runners shattering the previous Olympics mark to beat.

Norwegian Jakob Ingebrigtsen took home gold with a 3:28.32 mark, beating Kenyan Abel Kipsang’s Olympic record (3:31.65) set at Thursday’s semifinals. Timothy Cheruiyot of Kenya earned silver with a 3:29.01 time and Great Britain’s Josh Kerr followed with a 3:29.05 mark for bronze.

Kipsing finished fourth on Saturday with a time of 3:29.56 and Spain’s Adel Mechaal placed fifth at 3:30.77.

For reference, American Matthew Centrowitz won the event at the 2016 Rio Olympics with a time of 3:50.00. That time would have trailed the last-place finisher of Saturday’s final, Spain’s Ignacio Fontes, by over 11 seconds.

Moroccan Hicham El Guerrouj’s world record mark of 3:26.00 from 1998 still stands.