I want to confirm that Shaheen will run 4 km in Bruxelles. At the moment, he ran 4 km during the long 12 km race in Districts (24 of Jan), 6 km of 12 in Provincials (31 Jan). He has to run like guest the full 12 km race in Nairobi (13 Feb) during National Ch., for testing his endurance. Later, he will run 4 km in World Military Ch. in Lebanon (3 March), before WCCCh.
At the same time, Hassan (former Albert Chepkurui) will run 4 km in World Military, then both the events (4 and 12) in Bruxelles, where Qatar can go with a good team.
About Sheheen, he doesn't run very much at the moment, because is not easy to concentrate in training when, every two days, there are journalists from every part of the world for interviews and articles on different magazines. So, I peferred to use a schedule with only two days a week for two sessions, using for the other days only one session, of good intensity. For example, on Tuesday, 27 Jan, Shaheen ran 5 couples of 600m (2 min recovery between tests, 4 min between sets) in these times :
1:32.6 / 1:24.4 - 1:37.0 (Kwalia was in front) / 1:24.8 - 1:32.9 / 1:27.2 - 1:32.4 / 1:26.6 - 1:32.2 / 1:23.8 (during the last, he went alone with splits of 25.6 / 53.2 and when killed himself !).
So, I think that he can be in good hape for WCCCh (I will go back to Kenya from 12 to 23 Feb for following the training of Shaheen, Hassan and other runners, as now I'm official responsible of Qatar for middle distances), but I'm not sure about his possibilities in cross. Probably, in Bruxelles the course is very muddy, and Stephen is not good on the mud, having very reactive feet. Personally, I will be very satisfied if he can run in top 5, being his first experience in a European cross.