Jakob Ingebrigtsen of Norway in the men's 1500m
Jakob Ingebrigtsen of Norway in action during the European Championships 2022. Photo: Daniel Kopatsch/Munich2022

BUDAPEST – Jakob Ingebrigtsen, the Norwegian middle-distance sensation, is on a mission to upgrade his silver medal from Oregon last summer when he competes in the men’s 1500m heat at the 2023 World Athletics Championships here in Budapest on Saturday.

Ingebrigtsen heads into the Championships in dominating form with a brilliant 3:27.14 and the 22-year-old is poised to do something special here in the coming days. He will also run the 5000m later in the week. – Read more: Day 1: World Athletics Championships start lists, results, streams

Mohamed Katir, who secured a bronze medal at the 2022 world track and field championships, comes as the second-fastest in the world this season. The Spaniard’s recent performance of 3:28.89 in Oslo has made him a strong contender for a strong spot, although he’s not the only one with eyes on the prize.

USA’s Yared Nuguse, the North American record holder, has clocked the third fastest time globally in 2023 and his impressive 3:29.02 in Oslo earlier this year has positioned him as a formidable challenger in this star-studded lineup.

Other strong medal contenders are Kenya’s Timothy Cheruiyot, the 2019 world champion in Doha, who owns a season’s best of 3:29.08, and his countryman Abel Kipsang, who enters with a season’s best of 3:29.11.

The first round of the 1500m men’s event is set to take place during the afternoon session at 1:05 p.m. ET on Day One on 19 August.

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Here are the start lists for each heat of the men’s 1500m – Round 1:

Heat 1 – Start Time: 19:02

  • Yervand MKRTCHYAN (ARM) – Personal Best: 3:40.40, Season Best: 3:40.40
  • Ryan MPHAHLELE (RSA) – Personal Best: 3:32.90, Season Best: 3:32.90
  • Reynold Kipkorir CHERUIYOT (KEN) – Personal Best: 3:30.30, Season Best: 3:30.30
  • Abraham GUEM (SSD) – Personal Best: 3:39.30, Season Best: 3:40.29
  • Nicholas GRIGGS (IRL) – Personal Best: 3:36.09, Season Best: 3:36.09
  • Jakob INGEBRIGTSEN (NOR) – Personal Best: 3:27.14, Season Best: 3:27.14
  • Amos BARTELSMEYER (GER) – Personal Best: 3:34.39, Season Best: 3:34.39
  • Matthew RAMSDEN (AUS) – Personal Best: 3:34.08, Season Best: 3:35.52
  • Samuel ZELEKE (ETH) – Personal Best: 3:32.80, Season Best: 3:35.70
  • Josh KERR (GBR) – Personal Best: 3:29.05, Season Best: 3:29.64
  • Adel MECHAAL (ESP) – Personal Best: 3:30.77, Season Best: 3:31.43
  • Tom ELMER (SUI) – Personal Best: 3:34.50, Season Best: 3:34.50
  • Charles PHILIBERT-THIBOUTOT (CAN) – Personal Best: 3:32.94, Season Best: 3:32.94
  • Emil DANIELSSON (SWE) – Personal Best: 3:35.23, Season Best: 3:35.23
  • Isaac NADER (POR) – Personal Best: 3:31.49, Season Best: 3:31.49

Heat 2 – Start Time: 19:11

  • Hicham AKANKAM (MAR) – Personal Best: 3:35.60, Season Best: 3:35.60
  • Mario GARCÍA (ESP) – Personal Best: 3:29.18, Season Best: 3:29.18
  • Luke MCCANN (IRL) – Personal Best: 3:34.76, Season Best: 3:34.76
  • Timothy CHERUIYOT (KEN) – Personal Best: 3:28.28, Season Best: 3:29.08
  • Joonas RINNE (FIN) – Personal Best: 3:37.65, Season Best: 3:37.65
  • Joe WASKOM (USA) – Personal Best: 3:34.64, Season Best: 3:34.64
  • Tshepo TSHITE (RSA) – Personal Best: 3:32.68, Season Best: 3:32.68
  • Samuel TANNER (NZL) – Personal Best: 3:31.24, Season Best: 3:31.24
  • Rob NAPOLITANO (PUR) – Personal Best: 3:35.63, Season Best: 3:37.79
  • Ruben VERHEYDEN (BEL) – Personal Best: 3:33.77, Season Best: 3:33.77
  • Julian RANC (FRA) – Personal Best: 3:33.90, Season Best: 3:33.90
  • Neil GOURLEY (GBR) – Personal Best: 3:30.60, Season Best: 3:30.60
  • Joao BUSSOTTI NEVES (ITA) – Personal Best: 3:35.65, Season Best: 3:35.65
  • Teddese LEMI (ETH) – Personal Best: 3:31.90, Season Best: 3:32.24

Heat 3 – Start Time: 19:20

  • István SZÖGI (HUN) – Personal Best: 3:36.63, Season Best: 3:36.67
  • Ismael DEBJANI (BEL) – Personal Best: 3:33.06, Season Best: 3:34.53
  • Kieran LUMB (CAN) – Personal Best: 3:35.43, Season Best: 3:35.43
  • Mohamed KATIR (ESP) – Personal Best: 3:28.76, Season Best: 3:28.89
  • Ajay Kumar SAROJ (IND) – Personal Best: 3:39.19, Season Best: 3:39.19
  • Azeddine HABZ (FRA) – Personal Best: 3:29.26, Season Best: 3:29.26
  • Diego Javier LACAMOIRE (ARG) – Personal Best: 3:39.69, Season Best: 3:45.26
  • Abdellatif SADIKI (MAR) – Personal Best: 3:33.59, Season Best: 3:35.66
  • Stewart MCSWEYN (AUS) – Personal Best: 3:29.51, Season Best: 3:31.42
  • Abu MAYANJA (UGA) – Personal Best: 3:34.51, Season Best: 3:34.51
  • Cole HOCKER (USA) – Personal Best: 3:31.40, Season Best: 3:32.14
  • Pietro ARESE (ITA) – Personal Best: 3:33.56, Season Best: 3:33.56
  • Narve Gilje NORDÅS (NOR) – Personal Best: 3:29.47, Season Best: 3:29.47
  • Niels LAROS (NED) – Personal Best: 3:32.89, Season Best: 3:32.89
  • Elzan BIBI Ć (SRB) – Personal Best: 3:34.20, Season Best: 3:34.20

Heat 4 – Start Time: 19:29

  • Jochem VERMEULEN (BEL) – Personal Best: 3:34.16, Season Best: 3:34.16
  • Charles GRETHEN (LUX) – Personal Best: 3:32.86, Season Best: 3:36.06
  • Abel KIPSANG (KEN) – Personal Best: 3:29.11, Season Best: 3:29.11
  • Salim KEDDAR (ALG) – Personal Best: 3:33.68, Season Best: 3:33.68
  • Raphael PALLITSCH (AUT) – Personal Best: 3:38.16, Season Best: 3:38.16
  • Michał ROZMYS (POL) – Personal Best: 3:32.43, Season Best: 3:36.54
  • Kristian Uldbjerg HANSEN (DEN) – Personal Best: 3:37.65, Season Best: 3:37.65
  • Ossama MESLEK (ITA) – Personal Best: 3:34.53, Season Best: 3:34.53
  • Andrew COSCORAN (IRL) – Personal Best: 3:30.42, Season Best: 3:30.42
  • Anass ESSAYI (MAR) – Personal Best: 3:32.87, Season Best: 3:32.87
  • Adisu GIRMA (ETH) – Personal Best: 3:34.71, Season Best: 3:34.71
  • Adam SPENCER (AUS) – Personal Best: 3:31.81, Season Best: 3:31.81
  • Elliot GILES (GBR) – Personal Best: 3:30.92, Season Best: 3:30.92
  • Yared NUGUSE (USA) – Personal Best: 3:29.02, Season Best: 3:29.02

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