Maarten van der Weijden

A statue of Maarten van der Weijden in Burdaard, where he had to give up his first attempt of his 11 cities swim tour in 2018
Jun 25 '19 16:00

Maarten van der Weijden successfully swam the route of the Elfstedentocht on his second attempt. The 38-year-old man finished in Leeuwarden at 7:30 p.m. on Monday after swimming 195 kilometers, and raising nearly 4 million euros in the process, NU.nl reports.

With his swim marathon, Van der Weijden raised money for cancer research. Upon his arrival in Leeuwarden, the counter stood at 3,910,763 million euros. 

Dutch swimmer Maarten van der Weijden crosses the English Channel twice in a row, 13 Aug 2017
Aug 14 '17 13:50

Dutch marathon swimmer Maarten van der Weijden managed to swim across the Channel between England and France twice in succession on Sunday. He arrived on the English coast in Dover late last night, after leaving from that same coast during the early hours of Sunday morning, RTL Nieuws reports. 

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