KBC Nacht eyes Beijing
For three Belgian athletes the KBC Nacht will be the last chance to secure their ticket for the Olympics. Quite some athletes who already in for Beijing will head for Heusden first on Sunday 20 July to contribute to a certain top level event.
Kim Gevaert. (picture belga)
Three athletes already met the Olympic requirements once, but have to do so again in order to be sure of their place on the plane to Beijing. Pieter Desmet (3000m steeplechase), Kevin Rans (pole jump) and Cédric Van Branteghem (400m) all hope the magical atmosphere in the De Veen will help them reach that limit once again.

Nathalie De Vos (10k), Veerle Dejaeghere (3000m steeplechase), Kim Gevaert (100m-200m), Tia Hellebaut (high jump), the women's 4x100m relay team, the team 4x400m men's relay, Kristof Beyens (200m), Hans Van Alphen (decathlon), Tom Van Hooste (marathon) alnd Frédéric Xhonneux (decathlon) already secured their Beijing ticket.

A lot of them will be participating at the KBC Nacht. Gevaert will run both 100m and 200m. Her colleagues of the 4x100m relay will race as well: Elodie Ouedraogo (400m hurdles), Hanna Mariën (200m), Olivia Borlée (100m and 200m), Frauke Penen (100m) and Eline Berings (100m hurdles). Tia Hellebaut (high jump) and Dejaeghere (3000m steeplechase) will be testing their level, eyeing Beijing.

The entire men's 4x400m relay team is also present. Cédric Van Branteghem is looking for his individual ticket for Beijing at the 400m. Kevin and Jonathan Borlée also run the 400m. Kristof Beyens will take on his preferred 200m and he will compete with, among others, the Jamaican Chris Williams and the Brit Christian Malcolm.

Other famous international athletes that come to Heusden are the Kenyan Paul Koech (3000m steeplechase), Dutchman Arnaud Okken (1500m), American pole jumper Tim Mack, American sprinters Carmalita Jeter and Angela Williams (100m) and their colleague from the Bahamas Chandra Sturrup.
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