16-year-old Jakob Ingebrigtsen becomes youngest ever to break four minutes for mile

Monday May 29th, 2017

Norweigan 16-year-old Jakob Ingebritsen became the youngest runner miler to break four minutes for the mile when he ran 3:58.07 at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Oregon. He finished in 11th place in a race that featured professional runners.

Ingebritsen wasn't the only member of his family to break four minutes that day. His older brother Henrik took third in the race in 3:53.79. His other brother, Filip, ran in the faster section of the mile and clocked a 3:53.23.

Watch the race below:

Rhode Island high schooler D.J. Principe just barely missed joining the list of U.S. high school runners that have broken four minutes for the mile. He ran 4:00.73 and finished two places behind Jakob Ingebritsen.

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