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 · 4 minutes 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 · 11 minutes 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 · 14 minutes ago
Maarten van der Weijden hydrates himself just before he plunges into the water.
Record attempt Van der Weijden · 31 minutes 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 · one hour ago
Record attempt Van der Weijden · 9 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.