A season full of surprises
August 25, 2004
Achraf went into this season with many plans;
The first was to qualify for the Olympics as soon as possible and Achraf achieved this feet very early in the season by posting three times that not only satisfied the IAAF Standards but also the very competitive standards set forth by the COC.
The second, to gain much experience needed to compete under any circumstances. Achraf fought through the rain in Poland, the winds in Switzerland and the cold temperatures in Germany all to victory.
Thirdly, he established himself as one of the most consistant runners in the world by maintaining a top 20 world ranking by means of the IAAF.
All in all, this has been Achraf's best season to date, with much more room for improvement that will only bring forth faster times.