Koen Naert
Naert at the 2015 Berlin Marathon
Personal information
Born3 September 1989 (1989-09-03) (age 32)
Sport
SportAthletics
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)
Medal record

Koen Naert (born 3 September 1989 in Roeselare) is a Belgian athlete who specializes in cross-country and long-distance running.

Naert finished seventh at the 2015 Berlin Marathon[1] and 13th at the 2015 Hamburg Marathon.[2] In 2018, he won the gold medal in the marathon at the European Athletics Championships in Berlin with 2:09:51 for a championship record. His personal best of 2:07:39 comes from the 2019 Rotterdam Marathon, where he placed seventh.

In 2020, he competed in the men's race at the 2020 World Athletics Half Marathon Championships held in Gdynia, Poland.[3]

He qualified to represent Belgium at the 2020 Summer Olympics[4] and finished in 10th place.

References

  1. ^ "Marathon de Berlin: victoire du Kényan Eliud Kipchoge, Koen Naert (7e) et Florent Caelen (17e) avec d'excellents chronos". lameuse.be. 2015-09-27. Retrieved 2016-03-13.
  2. ^ "Drie Belgen duiken onder OS-limiet op marathon". Sporza.be. 2015-04-26. Archived from the original on 2017-02-17. Retrieved 2016-03-13.
  3. ^ "Men's Half Marathon" (PDF). 2020 World Athletics Half Marathon Championships. Archived (PDF) from the original on 17 October 2020. Retrieved 17 October 2020.
  4. ^ "Koen Naert loopt na 5 maanden afwezigheid naar PR op halve marathon". sporza.be (in Dutch). 2021-03-21. Retrieved 2021-04-11.