Jakob Ingebrigtsen, Lamecha Girma break world records in Paris

PARIS -- Norwegian distance star Jakob Ingebrigtsen shattered the world record in the two-mile race at the Paris Diamond League on Friday.

The 22-year-old ran seven minutes, 54.10 seconds, smashing Daniel Komen's mark of 7:58.61 set in the seldom-run distance in 1997.

"Right now I feel tired," the 22-year-old said. "Being able to make this record feels amazing. It is my first world best outdoors. The pace felt very smooth for me, coming out of the 1500 meters. I would say it was a good race."

Ingebrigtsen won gold in the 1,500 meters at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and gold and silver at the 2022 World Athletics Championships.

In other events, Olympic and world silver medallist Lamecha Girma of Ethiopia broke the world record in the men's 3,000 meters steeplechase, the third world mark set on Friday.

Girma pulled away over the final lap to cross in seven minutes 52.11 seconds, lowering the previous mark of 7:53.63 set by Qatar's Saif Saaeed Shaheen on Sept. 3, 2004 in Brussels.

Japan's Ryuji Miura was some 18 seconds back in second.

"I'm feeling so happy. Happy and very proud," Girma said. "I felt so fast during the race, so confident. The world record is not a surprise, I planned to beat it tonight in Paris.

"It's a result of a full determination."