Extreme Challenge: former Olympic Champion Maarten van der Weijden is doing 200-200-200 triathlon

It’s wonderful when people push themselves to the limit in sports. Especially when they do so with passion and with a wish to help others. Others who need it most. Former Olympic Open Water Swimming Champion Maarten van der Weijden (10km, Beijing 2008, ed.) is doing exactly that. Right now he is swimming 200 kilometers and directly afterwards he will bike 200 kilometers and walk 200 kilometers to raise as much money as possible for cancer research.

We were inspired by this article by Triathlon Today, which discusses Van der Weijden’s triathlon in detail. It’s also possible to follow the livestream of Van der Weijden’s attempt here: