Ingebrigtsen, 17, beats big brother for 1-2 finish at Euros
Norway’s Jakob Ingebrigtsen had the joy of beating his older brother in a 1-2 finish in the men’s 5,000 meters, and host nation Germany celebrated two more golds at the European Athletics Championships on Saturday.
The 17-year-old Ingebrigtsen, who became the youngest athlete to clinch a European track title when he won the 1,500 on Friday, finished in 13 minutes, 17.06 seconds for a European under-20 record. His 27-year-old brother Henrik was second, ahead of Morhad Amdouni of France.
Three brothers, including a pair of twins, helped Belgium to win gold in the men’s 4x400 relay. Jonathan and Kevin Borlee, both 30, joined younger brother Dylan, and Jonathan Sacoor, for victory ahead of Britain and Spain.
Poland won gold in the women’s 4x400 ahead of France and Britain.
Germany’s Mateusz Przybylko delighted the home crowd, winning the men’s high jump by clearing 2.35 meters to equal his personal best.