Jakob Ingebrigtsen bright spot for Norway

World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Ore. MICHAEL KLEINER Business and Sports Editor The Norwegian American After calling his performance earlier in the week in his specialty, the 1,500 meters, embarrassing, Jakob Ingebrigtsen wanted a boring 5,000-meters race on July 24, the last day of the World Athletics Championships that began July 15 at the prestigious Eugene, Ore., facility. The 21-year-old has been running on the big stages since he was 16 so he knows how to bounce back. With about 900 meters and four laps to go, Ingebrigtsen made his move and then dusted the field in the final 150 meters, winning in 13:09.24. At the 4,100-meter mark his split was 11:01.41.1 so he
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Michael Kleiner

Michael Kleiner, business and sports editor, has more than three decades of experience as an award-winning journalist and public relations professional. He has operated his own PR and web design business for small businesses, authors and community organizations in Philadelphia since 1999. Not of Norwegian descent, he lived in Norway for a year with his family at age 11 and has returned as an adult. He is the author of a memoir, Beyond the Cold: An American’s Warm Portrait of Norway, and a member of the Norwegian American Chamber of Commerce Philadelphia. Visit Kleinerprweb.com; beyondthecold.com.

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