Oly Champion Soufiane El Bakkali wins 3000m SC in a World Lead Time
To the joy of the home crowd, Olympic champion Soufiane El Bakkali of Morocco won an intense men’s 3000 meters steeplechase, breaking a world record and a meeting record of 7:58.28 in the final race of the evening. El Bakkali won by overtaking Ethiopia’s Lemecha Girma in the final lap. Girma also shattered the eight-minute barrier for the second time in a week, clocking 7:59.24 just five days after posting his personal best of 7:58.68 at the Golden Spike competition in Ostrava. Hailemaryam Tegegn came in third, increasing his personal best time to 8:06.29. Oly champion Soufiane El Bakkali wins 3000m SC in a world lead time.
Men’s 3000m steeplechase
|1.||Soufiane EL BAKKALI||MAR||7:58.28|
|5.||Avinash Mukund SABLE||IND||8:12.48|
|10.||Salaheddine BEN YAZIDE||MAR||8:19.63|
|Wilberforce Chemiat KONES||KEN||DNF|