18 July, 2019

Soufiane El Bakkali achieves the best world performance of the year in Monaco

Soufiane El Bakkali adds another victory to his prize list by winning the event of the 3000m steeplechase last Friday, at HERCULIS Meeting EBS Monaco.

The athlete signed the best performance of this ninth stage of the Diamond League.

Realizing a time of 8min 04sec 82/100th, the vice-champion of the world, sacred in London, finished winner of the Meeting of Monaco for the second year in a row. He was ahead of Kenyan Benjamin Kigen, who clocked a time of 8min 05sec 12/100th and took revenge on the winner of the International Mohamed VI meeting in Rabat Ethiopian Wale Getnet, who came third with a time of 8min 05sec .51/100th.

Rababe Arafi, in the wake of the new world record holder and second in the 1500m meeting of Rabat, Sifan Hassan, finished fifth in the mile race, beating the national record with a time of 4: 18. 42.