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Meeting Mohammed VI/Diamond League: Morocco’s El Bakkali Achieves World’s Best Performance of the Year in 3.000 Steeplechase

Moroccan Olympic champion Soufiane El Bakkali achieved the World’s Best Performance of the season in the 3,000m steeplechase, during the Meeting International Mohammed VI, fourth event of the Diamond League, held Sunday at the Prince Moulay Abdellah Sports Complex in Rabat.

El Bakkali, who also won the stage of Doha, clocked 7min 58sec 28/100, pulverizing the former performance achieved by Ethiopian Lamecha Girma, last Tuesday in Ostrava (7:58.68).

El Bakkali also beat the meeting record, which belonged to Kenyan Conseslus Kipruto (8:02.77).

Lamecha ranked second with 7:59.24, ahead of his compatriot Hailemariyam Tegegn (8:06.29).

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