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Van der Weijden on schedule with a record attempt to swim for 24 hours

2020-01-23T21:01:20.081Z

Maarten van der Weijden started his 24-hour world record attempt in Oosterhout on Thursday at 7 pm in Oosterhout. He has to cover 101.9 kilometers to improve the record and with his campaign is collecting money for cancer research.



Maarten van der Weijden started his 24-hour world record attempt in Oosterhout on Thursday at 7 pm in Oosterhout. He has to cover 101.9 kilometers to improve the record and with his campaign is collecting money for cancer research.

Good evening and welcome to this live blog. My name is Robbert van der Linde and I will keep you informed about Maarten van der Weijden's world record attempt.

  • World record swimming 24 hours
  • Old record 101.9 kilometers
  • 4,076 laps of 25 meters
  • De Warande swimming pool (Noord-Brabant)
  • Collect money for cancer research
  • Started at 7.05 p.m.

Live: Van der Weijden starts a record 24-hour swim attempt

Record attempt Van der Weijden · one hour ago

2 hours : Van der Weijden is still ahead of schedule, because in two hours he will reach a distance of 8900 meters. However, it is of course still not done for the Olympic champion of 2008, he still has 22 hours ...

Record attempt Van der Weijden · one hour ago

1 hour and 30 minutes : Van der Weijden is meanwhile continuing to heat and has covered 6800 meters after an hour and a half. In the meantime we would have been pretty sour, but Van der Weijden is still keeping a good pace.

Record attempt Van der Weijden · 2 hours ago

The attentive viewer will see that Van der Weijden always pulls laps of 25 meters. The pool is actually 50 meters long, but halfway a wall was built. That provides extra turning points, so that Van der Weijden can sell his legs more often. By using his legs in addition to his arms, he saves energy.

Record attempt Van der Weijden · 2 hours ago

Ranomi Kromowidjojo always aims to get out of the water as quickly as possible, but for the record attempt by Maarten van der Weijden the multiple Olympic champion would like to make a donation.

I support @mvdweijden with # 24 hour swimming because I texted "Maarten" to 4004 and I donated an amount afterwards! Do you support Maarten too? # smsmaartennaar4004

Avatar AuthorRanomi KromowidjojoMoment of places19: 15 - 23 January 2020

Record attempt Van der Weijden · 2 hours ago

30 minutes : Van der Weijden covers 2,200 meters in the first half hour. With that he is slightly above average that he has to hold on to, but he will naturally get tired. Building a buffer is therefore not a bad idea, but it must continue to distribute its forces well.

Record attempt Van der Weijden · 3 hours ago

The moment Van der Weijden dives into the water and starts his record attempt, while he is loudly encouraged by his children.

Record attempt Van der Weijden · 3 hours ago

Maarten van der Weijden hydrates himself just before he plunges into the water.

Record attempt Van der Weijden · 3 hours ago

Start! Maarten van der Weijden has started his record attempt! The 38-year-old from Brabant will try to swim more than 101.9 kilometers in 24 hours. In the meantime, he raises money for cancer research.

Record attempt Van der Weijden · 3 hours ago

This is what you need to know about Maarten van der Weijden's record attempt (press / click on the image).

Record attempt Van der Weijden · 11 hours ago

For Maarten van der Weijden the countdown is today. A little after 7 p.m. he started his 24-hour swim at De Warande swimming pool in Oosterhout in Brabant. He has to swim 4,076 laps of 25 meters to reach the 101.9 kilometers of the Swede Anders Forvass.

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