Benhassi is most noted for her strong finishing kick. She tends to sit back in the pack in the early stages of a race, and begin making her move only midway through the final lap. Often she successfully comes over the top of runners down the stretch, passing rivals to earn important medals. It is also her possible weakness as she often leaves herself just too much ground to make up to catch the gold medal.
In 2005, Benhassi was selected as the best sportsperson in Morocco by a survey conducted by the Moroccan Radio among 43 press institutions.