Dear fans of athletics!

Today we present you the profiles of the European Indoor Champions in the 3000m. Laura Muir from Great Britain was the best at this distance, while Jakob Ingebrigtsen won in the men's final. Feel free to meet them closer and read the article!

Laura Muir is 27-year-old athlete, born in Inverness, Scotland. Her first international debut was in 2011 at the European Cross Country Championships. Since 2017 she's the queen of middle distance runs in Europe. At the European Indoor Championships in Belgrade she took two gold medals by winning the 1500m and 3000m. One year later, at the World Indoor Championships in Birmingham, she was second in the 1500m final and finished third in the 3000m final. Muir became the European Champion in the 1500m in Berlin. The series of successes was being continued during the European Indoor Championships in Glasgow. Muir got the double win in the 1500m and 3000m. This year she competed in two indoor meetings in Glasgow at the 800m and 1000m.

Muir's indoor personal best in the 3000m is 8:26.41, set on 4 February 2017 in Karlsruhe at the Indoor Meeting.

Jakob Ingebrigtsen is 20-year-old athlete, born in Sandnes, Norway. first international debut was at the World Junior Championships in 2016 in Bydgoszcz. Ingebrigtsen specialises in the middle-distance and cross country runs. He achieved first senior success at the European Championships in Berlin 2018, when he became the double champion in the 1500m and 5000m. During the European Indoor Championships in Glasgow he was second in the 1500m and first in the 3000m. Meanwhile, Ingebrigtsen successfully competes in the junior and cross country championships. In 2020 Ingebrigtsen competed in three outdoor meetings at three different distances – 5000m, 2000m and 800m.

Ingebrigtsen's indoor personal best in the 3000m is 7:51.20, set on 1 March 2019 in Glasgow at the European Indoor Championships.

European indoor records
8:26.41 Laura Muir (Great Britain) 4.02.2017 Karlsruhe
7:32.41 Sergio Sánchez (Spain) 13.02.2010 Valencia
Indoor championships records
8:30.61 Laura Muir (Great Britain) 1.03.2019 Glasgow
7:38.42 Ali Kaya (Turkey) 7.03.2015 Prague