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Welcome to our quickfire question and answer session with the double Olympic champion Jakob Ingebrigston. A middle- and long-distance super star, he won gold in the Tokyo Olympics in both the 1500m and the 5000m, he is the holder of the world record for the indoor 1500m and is also a reality TV star in his native Norway. With all of that in mind, we thought we should keep our time with him short and sweet.

Question: Best distance runner of all time?
Answer: Me

Q: Favourite session?
A: Track session

Q: Least favourite session?
A: Threshold or Long run

Q: Morning or evening runs?
A: Morning runs

Q: 1500m or 5000m?
A: 1500m

Q: Will you ever run a marathon?
A: Yes

Q: Which Ingebrigtsen has the best fashion sense?
A: Probably me

Q: Favourite running shoe of all time?
A: Alphafly (The Nike Air Zoom Alphafly)

Q: Most satisfying victory?
A: Olympic gold medal

Q: Peanut butter smooth or crunchy?
A: No

Q: Most played music artist?
A: Akon

Q: The best thing about running for a living?
A: Fresh air

Q: The hardest part of being a champion?
A: To continue winning

Q: Go to pre-race meal?
A: White bread and bananas

Q: Ultimate post-race meal?
A: Burger

Q: How many miles do you run in an average week?
A: Probably, 100-115miles

Q: Best bit of coaching advice you’ve ever received?
A: Don’t be an idiot

Q: How would you like to be remembered?
A: As the best ever. If we could create something for the next generation, I would prefer that too.

So, there you go, a future marathon winner? You would have to be very bold to bet against it, and if you want to check out the shoe that he calls his favourite running shoe of all time, check out our stock of the Nike Air Zoom Alphafly.


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Ray Barlow

Having suffered from Chronic Fatigue for over a decade, I am a recent convert to the joys of running. Although every run steals a lot of energy, the mental health and fitness benefits more than make up for it. My runs are mainly across the back of the nearby beaches, dodging between the tourists. When not geeking out over the latest running tech, you can find me trying new gins, making gins, or boring anyone within earshot about gin.
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