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Norway's gold medalist Jakob Ingebrigtsen celebrates winning the men's 5,000 meter final race at the European Athletics Championships in Berlin, Germany, Saturday.

BERLIN — Norway's Jakob Ingebrigtsen had the joy of beating his older brother in a 1-2 finish in the men's 5,000 meters, and host nation Germany celebrated two more golds at the European athletics championships on Saturday.

The 17-year-old Ingebrigtsen, who became the youngest athlete to clinch a European track title when he won the 1,500 on Friday, finished in 13 minutes, 17.06 seconds for a European under-20 record.

"We started preparing for the 5K final as soon as we crossed the line on the 1,500 last night," Ingebrigtsen said.

His 27-year-old brother, Henrik Ingebrigtsen, was second, ahead of Morhad Amdouni of France.

"This could only feel better if our brother Filip was here to take the bronze medal. Unfortunately, he injured himself and couldn't take part in the final," Henrik Ingebrigtsen said of 25-year-old Filip Ingebrigtsen, who had raced as defending champion in the 1,500 the night before but finished 12th.

"We have another brother who is turning 5 years old, and soon can join the Ingebrigtsen team," Henrik Ingebrigtsen joked.

Another trio of brothers, including a pair of twins, helped Belgium to win gold in the men's 1,600-meter relay. Jonathan and Kevin Borlee, both 30, joined younger brother Dylan, and Jonathan Sacoor, for victory ahead of Britain and Spain.

Poland won gold in the women's 1,600 ahead of France and Britain.

Germany's Mateusz Przybylko delighted the home crowd, winning the men's high jump by clearing 2.35 meters to equal his personal best.

"I always want to jump higher - up to the sky," Przybylko said beforehand.

Celebrations continued in Berlin's Olympic Stadium when Malaika Mihambo won the women's long jump with 6.75.

"I made it difficult for myself," Mihambo said.

British sprinter Dina Asher-Smith, who won the 100 on Tuesday, successfully defended her 200 title ahead of Dutch sprinters Dafne Schippers and Jamile Samuel in a joint world-leading time of 21.89.

World and Olympic discus champion Sandra Perkovic of Croatia defended her title with a throw of 67.62 to become the first to win five consecutive European titles.

Salukis' Price wins hammer throw title at NACACs: SIU alum DeAnna Price won the gold medal in the women's hammer throw at the NACAC championships in Toronto, Canada, on Friday.

Price won a four-player field at the North American, Central America and Caribbean (NACAC) championships with a championship-record throw of 244 feet, 9 inches (74.60 meters). She beat Jillian Weir of Canada, who threw 71.96 meters. Brooke Andersen of the United States finished third at 70.05 meters, and Tynelle Gumbs of the British Virgin Islands was fourth with a top throw of 58.78 meters.


Sports reporter

Todd Hefferman has covered SIU athletics since 2008. A University of Iowa grad, he is a member of the U.S. Basketball Writers Association and a Heisman Trophy voter.

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