Abdullah Dubad

Abdullah Dubad

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About

The youngster. Abdullah already has been showing his enormous potential during his first races in Belgium. He is still very young and growing quietly is now the key. However, he learns quick and is already dreaming of stunning performances with the big boys!

Studies

Achievements

Year
Role of Honour

PB's

Distance
Time
Year

Social

Follow me on Instagram: @abdullahi_haykal

Killian Zicari

Killian Zicari

19/9/99

About

The hard worker. Killian is burning with ambition to partake in the longer distances events. His mentality to work hard for it day in day out is an example for many. Every step is a step in the right direction and who knows what this man is capable of in the future?

Studies

Master industrial engineering

Achievements

Year
Role of Honour

PB's

Distance
Time
Year
3000m
8’38’’29
2019
5000m
14’46’’90
2019

Social

Follow me on Instagram: @killian_zicari

Dieter Kersten

Dieter Kersten

25/10/96

About

The funny guy. Dieter has a great sense of humor, but in competitions, you better take him seriously. The adjustment period in our group is definitely behind us. He is ready to do better than ever before!

Studies

Master commercial sciences

Achievements

Year
Role of Honour
2015
EC U20 Eskilstuna 5.000m/10.000m
2015
Bronze (10k), EC XC U20 Hyères
2016
8ste, EC XC U23 Chia
2017
Silver with Team Belgium, EC U23 Bydgoszcz 10.000m
2018
EC XC U23 Tilburg
2019
Universiade Napoli

PB's

Distance
Time
Year
3000m
8’06’’90
2017
5000m
13’50’’09
2017
10 000m
28’46’’25
2018

Social

Follow me on Instagram: @dieterkersten

Joris Keppens

Joris Keppens

29/5/93

About

The marathon freak. Joris is like a diesel engine: it takes a while before he is up to speed but once he is on the move, he cannot be stopped! He really enjoys the process towards a marathon and the magic around that specific day. He is eager to amaze everyone with a strong chrono.

Studies

Bachelor dietetics

Achievements

Year
Role of Honour
2019
ECCC Albufeira

PB's

Distance
Time
Year
5000m
14’21’’85
2019
Marathon
2h20’51
2019

Social

Follow me on Instagram: @joriskeppens

Robin Hendrix

Robin Hendrix

14/1/95

About

The race machine. Robin remained under the radar for years due to injury. The last years, his steep progression could hardly be tracked. This man is a top talent that invariably manages to rise above himself in competitions. His perseverance is unseen.

Studies

Bachelor architecture

Achievements

Year
Role of Honour
2017
EC XC U23 Samorin
2018
Silver with Team Belgium, ECCC Mira
2018
Silver with OEH, EC Berlin 5000m
2018
EC XC Tilburg
2019
ECCC Albufeira
2019
4th, EC Indoor Glasgow 3000m
2019
Universiade Napoli 5000m
2019
Bronze, WC Doha 5000m
2019
EC XC Lisbon Mixed Relay

PB's

Distance
Time
Year
800m
1’49’’57
2017
1500m
3’39’11
2018
3000m
7’53’’89
2019
5000m
13’19’’50
2019

Social

Follow me on Instagram: @robin.hn3x

Thomas Engels

Thomas Engels

20/8/99

About

The powerhouse. Thomas has a very athletic body, what makes him extremely suitable for the 800m. This guy is young and knows what he wants. He works hard and aims high in the future.

Studies

Bachelor marketing & sales

Achievements

Year
Role of Honour
2015
EYOF Tbilisi 1500m

PB's

Distance
Time
Year
800m
1’49’’43
2018

Social

Follow me on Instagram: @thomasengels1

Simon Debognies

Simon Debognies

16/7/96

About

The role model. From the start of his running career, Simon has been closely supervised by coach Tim. The combination of years of smart training and the will to get there has already led him to several European successes. Simon is a man with a mission.

Job

Professional athlete for Belgian Defense

Achievements

Year
Role of Honour
2014
EC XC U20 Samokov
2015
EC U20 Eskilstuna 5000m
2015
Silver, EC XC U20 Hyères
2016
EC XC U23 Chia
2017
8th & Silver with Team Belgium, EC U23 Bydgoszcz 5000m
2017
Silver, Universiade Taipei 5000m
2017
5th, EC XC U23 Samorin
2018
6th & Silver with Team Belgium, ECCC Mira
2018
Silver with OEH, EC Berlin 10.000m
2018
EC XC U23 Tilburg

PB's

Distance
Time
Year
1500m
3’41’’53
2017
3000m
7’51’’26
2017
5000m
13’38’’03
2017
10 000m
28’25’’32
2018

Social

Follow me on Instagram: @simondebognies

Thomas De Bock

Thomas De Bock

20/8/91

About

The godfather. Despite his still young age, Thomas is the oldest team member. He has been active on the marathon for a few years, but he also has a lot of experience on the track and in XC. He is always ready to share his experience with the rest of the group!

Studies

Master in history, master in business economics, master EU-studies, PhD sport management

Achievements

Year
Role of Honour
2009
EC XC U20 Dublin
2015
European Cup Heraklion 5000m
2015
EC XC Hyères
2017
Universiade Taipei half marathon
2018
ECCC Mira
2019
Silver with OEH, WC Doha marathon

PB's

Distance
Time
Year
1500m
3’44’’62
2013
3000m
8’02’’30
2016
5000m
14’04’’22
2015
HM
64’58
2017
Marathon
2h14’45
2019

Social

Follow me on Instagram: @thomas.debock

Manuel De Backer

Manuel De Backer

14/7/96

About

The wannabe Dutchie. Manuel has the Dutch nationality, but lives in Belgium. In recent years he studied and trained in the United States before making the big crossing to our team. His national youth selections let the best shine out for the coming years. No lack of enthusiasm!

Studies

Bachelor in business administration, postgraduate in asset management

Achievements

Year
Role of Honour
2014
EC XC U20 Samokov
2015
EC U20 Eskilstuna 5000m/10.000m
2017
EC U23 Bydgoszcz 10.000m
2017
EC XC U23 Samorin
2018
EC XC U23 Tilburg
2019
Universiade Napoli 10.000m

PB's

Distance
Time
Year
3000m
8’10’’97
2017
5000m
14’15’’99
2018
10 000m
29’29’’17
2017

Social

Follow me on Instagram: @manuel_debacker

Philip Cortvriendt

Philip Cortvriendt

29/11/94

About

The miler. Philip prefers the 1500m and the mile above any other event. These distances perfectly match his abilities as an athlete. He already has showed his potential in Belgium, but the ambition to make his mark abroad has a strong presence!

Job

Physiotherapist

Achievements

Year
Role of Honour
2011
EYOF Trabzon 3000m
2013
ECCC U20 Castellon
2018
ECCC Mira
2019
Silver with OEH, ECCC Albufeira

PB's

Distance
Time
Year
800m
1’52’’42
2019
1500m
3’43’48
2016
3000m
8’03’59
2018

Social

Follow me on Instagram: @philip_cortvriendt