Moroccan athlete Soufiane El Bakkali achieved the best world performance (MPM) of the year over 3000 m steeplechase on Thursday at the meeting in Florence in Italy, counting for the Diamond league.
The Moroccan athlete set a time of 08 min 08 sec 54 / 100th, ahead of the Ethiopian Bikila Tadese Takele (08: 10.56), while the other Moroccan Mohamed Tindouft completed the podium (08: 11.65).
“I am very happy with this victory. The next race will take place in Monaco. I hope to get down to the 8-minute mark ”, reacted the Moroccan athlete at the end of his performance. At the Doha meeting, contested on May 28, El Bakkali was content with third place.