Moroccan athlete Soufiane El Bakkali achieved the best world performance (MPM) of the year over 3000m steeplechase on Thursday at the meeting in Florence, Italy, counting for the Diamond League. The Moroccan athlete set a time of 08:08 54/100, ahead of 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 after his performance. At the Doha meeting, contested on May 28, El Bakkali was content with third place.