Browsing: Maarten van der Weijden

Van der Weijden has certainly had a successful career, taking home gold in the 2008 World Championships and Olympics for…

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Dutchman Maarten van der Weijden won the men’s 25km open water world title today with the time of 5 hours 4 minutes 1.1 seconds, just 5 tenths of a second ahead of USA’s Mark Warkentin. Great swimming by the 27 year old, who in March 2001 was diagnosed with acute lymphatic leukaemia, and given only a slight chance of survival.

Source: SwimNews

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