Mahiedine Mekhissi clinchs gold at men’s 3000 metres steeplechase in 2018 European Athletics Championships
Mahiedine Mekhissi, a French middle-distance runner of Algerian descent, has clinched gold at the men’s 3000m steeplechase at the 2018 European Athletics Championships in Berlin, Germany on August 9. He joined an elite band of athletes after he claimed his 5th European title on a scintillating night of track and field in Berlin on August 9, 2018. Mekhissi, a 3-time Olympic and two-time world medalist, was imperious as he eased to a fourth victory in the 3000m steeplechase in 8min 31.66sec, having already won the discipline three times (2010, 2012, 2016) and the 1500m once (2014). With this, he joined the trio of German Harald Schmid and British pair Roger Black and Mo Farah as the sole athletes to have won 5 outdoor Golds on the continental stage.