Superman Of The Open Water World At It Again

After swimming 163 km over 55 hours in his native Netherlands last year, 2008 Olympic 10K marathon swim champion Maarten van der Weijden generated over €5 million euros in his 11 city charity swim – called the Elfstedentocht Swim or the Eleven Cities Swim.

To date, this amount represents the greatest amount of proceeds from a single charity open water swim in history.

And the former world champion will do it again: a second attempt of the famed 200 km Elfstedentocht course to benefit the Dutch Cancer Society (KWF).


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