04.09.2014 - Mekhissi Benabbad dreams of beating the Kenyans
Mahiedine Mekhissi Benabbad can be blunt in speaking out on his races. On the eve of one of the strongest 3000m steeple races of the last decade at the AG Insurance Memorial Van Damme Mekhissi Benabbad was very clear about his goals : 'I want to and I will break the 30 year old dominance of Kenya in the steeplechase', said the double Olympic silver medal winner.
'That’s how I want to become a legend in my sports. That is my ultimate goal. One day I will break the magic 8 minutes barrier in the steeplechase. Last year In Paris I was close an missed the mark with only 9 hundredts of a second.'