The Cursa dels Nassos, the San Silvestre of Barcelona, whose weight has multiplied in this closing of 2022, is showing off its chest: three Norwegian phenomena will be exhibited on Saturday afternoon on the wide promenades of the Mar Bella.
Jakob Ingebrigtsen (22) and his older brothers, Henrik (31) and Filip (29), and the rest of the clan (up to twelve relatives, including the father, Gjert) have disembarked in Barcelona these days and have joined the Museum this Thursday Olímpic, in Montjuïc, where they have signed autographs, posed for selfies and have left their legacy: Jakob, Olympic, world and European champion (in events ranging from 1,500 to 5,000), has presented David Escudé, Barcelona Sports councilor , a Norwegian team uniform, the number he had worn in his last triumph, the European Cross Country Championship in Piedmont (December 11), and a model of his competition shoes.
And then he said:
–I don't think he is in a position to attack the world record (5K, the distance he will run in Barcelona; the record is 12m49s, the record that Berihu Aregawi signed in the 2021 Cursa dels Nassos). I don't think so because I can't be at the highest level throughout the year. Let's be realistic. What I do hope is to be in a position to win.
The three brothers will compete in the 5K (7pm).
Before, at 5:15 p.m., the 10K will have been held, a test in which Marta Galimany (37), the new Spanish marathon record holder, will seek her sixth victory, more than any other woman.