"Bruges is the only competition that is currently on my schedule," says Naert in the press release. "I look forward to working with thousands of runners fifteen kilometres across the historic town to walk. It is a home race for me. As for other runners it is also for me a kick to push through that crowd of spectators. Here I would absolutely."
Naert was born and raised in West-Flanders. He came from Roeselare and currently lives in Oostkamp, less than seven kilometres from Bruges. Straight through Bruges is his first race on Belgian soil in 2019. In the fall, runs the European champion again with a marathon, but he has not yet decided which one. Both the world CHAMPIONSHIPS in Doha, a quick marathon as Berlin or a strijdmarathon as New York are among the possibilities.