Fresh from their record-breaking exploits at the Impossible Games, Jakob Ingebrigtsen and Sondre Nordstad Moen will take to the track on home soil again at the Boysen Memorial in Oslo, a European Athletics Outdoor Permit Meeting, which takes place next Monday (29) and Tuesday (30).
Both Ingebrigtsen and Moen will be dropping down in distances next week. Jakob, who broke the long-standing European 2000m record with 4:50.01, will be making a race competitive outing over 800m, the first time he will be racing over two laps of the track since the 2017 Norwegian Championships when he was 16.
Jakob will be lining up alongside his brother Filip Ingebrigtsen in the 800m on the Tuesday (30). Filip has the faster lifetime best out of the two brothers - 1:47.79 to 1:49.40 - although both are surely capable of revising those times in the right racing conditions. Jakob took the headlines at the Impossible Games but it was also a profitable night for Filip who set a national 1000m record of 2:16.46 before returning to the track later that evening to finish third in the 2000m in 4:56.91.
Moen took down the European record over 25,000m at the Impossible Games but the 29-year-old will test himself over one-fifth of that distance on Tuesday. Moen will face European silver medallist Henrik Ingebrigtsen over 5000m on Monday (29).
Olympic champion Sara Kolak from Croatia, who is based in Norway, will make her season’s debut in the javelin. Other standout names in action include Marcus Thomsen in the shot put and world sixth-placer Eivind Henriksen in the hammer.
The event will also be streamed live on NRK. Restrictions might apply.