PARIS (FRA): European steeple champion Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad said the World Championships in Doha is his main goal for 2019. For athle.com he also confirmed he wants to run in Glasgow at European Indoor Championships. “I’ll see if it’s 1500m or 3000m, the choice will depend on my races by then. A cross? It’s possible. I like it, that’s why I started to run, my first love. You are in nature, the conditions are difficult, it forges the mind, even for everyday life. In addition, there is the contact with the spectators, who are very close to you at the edge of the course. You do not have the bearings of the track, obstacles in the same place on the steeple. In fact, you run more naturally,” he described.
Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad, photo by Photorun.net