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Maarten van der Weijden was born on 31 March, 1981 in Alkmaar, Netherlands, is a Dutch swimmer. At 39 years old, Maarten van der Weijden height is 6 ft 7 in (203.0 cm).

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Maarten van der Weijden Age 41 years old
Zodiac Sign Aries
Born 31 March 1981
Birthday 31 March
Birthplace Alkmaar, Netherlands
Nationality Netherlands

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Maarten van der Weijden Weight & Measurements

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Weight 93 kg
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Who Is Maarten van der Weijden's Wife?

His wife is Daisy de Ridder (m. 2012)

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Wife Daisy de Ridder (m. 2012)
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Maarten van der Weijden Net Worth

He net worth has been growing significantly in 2021-22. So, how much is Maarten van der Weijden worth at the age of 41 years old? Maarten van der Weijden’s income source is mostly from being a successful Swimmer. He is from Netherlands. We have estimated Maarten van der Weijden's net worth , money, salary, income, and assets.

Net Worth in 2022 $1 Million - $5 Million
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Source of Income Swimmer

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On March 27, 2019 Van der Weijden announced that on June 21, 2019 he would start a second attempt to swim the whole eleven-city tour. His second attempt turned out to be successful. Van der Weijden arrived after 74 hours and 4 minutes at the finish in Leeuwarden on June 24, 2019. By the end of his swim, he had raised €3,910,763.11 for cancer charities. By the next day, June 25, it was announced that €5.1 million had come in. On June 28 the total had reached over €6.1 million.


In August 2018, Van der Weijden started an attempt to swim the entire track of the Elfstedentocht, a famous 200 km outdoor ice skating race in the north of the Netherlands. The purpose of this event was to raise funds for cancer research. Sponsors were invited to swim along with him for portions of the distance. The day before the race, the organizers and health experts had to conclude that due to E. coli the water quality was too poor to swim for the sponsors, but Van der Weijden decided to push through, without the sponsors swimming along. He scheduled this attempt to take 3 days, while only taking short naps - but taking slightly longer (3 hour) breaks was necessary to continue. The attempt was live streamed by the national broadcaster NOS on their website and closely followed in national news. Eventually, with less than 10 km left to Dokkum, he had to cut his attempt short due to illness sustained in the water. At that moment, he already had swum a distance of 163 km in 55 hours time raising over €4,3 million for cancer charities. By October the total had reached €5 million.


In the 2017 Dutch general election, Van der Weijden was a Lijstduwer for the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy.


On May 22–23, 2017, Van der Weijden in Amsterdam attempted to break the world record 24 hours swimming. He finished the nonstop swimming marathon, but he did not succeed in breaking the world record of 102 kilometers. He completed 99.5 kilometers in 24 hours. With his sportive achievement he collected €8,500 for the benefit of cancer research. In March 2018, he tried to break the world record again, in which he succeeded by swimming 102.8 kilometers in 24 hours.


His aim was to become World Champion and he fulfilled this aim when he won the 25 km at the 2008 World Championships in Seville. He also won a bronze medal at the 5 km there and became fourth at the 10 km. This result qualified him for the 10 km open water marathon race at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. There he won the gold medal on August 21, narrowly edging out David Davies of Great Britain.

He announced the end of his professional swimming career during his acceptance speech as Dutch Sportsman of the year in 2008.


Van der Weijden had his own website named "Maarten van der Weijden zwemt tegen kanker" (Maarten van der Weijden swims against cancer) where he informed his fans about his life and his career. He also collected more money for cancer research. He won another World Cup race in Rosario, Argentina in January 2007. At the end of the World Cup calendar he finished in second position overall and during the 2007 World Championships over 10 km he finished seventh.


Later in 2004, he swam across the IJsselmeer in 4:20.58 hours, breaking the former record by almost 15 minutes to collect €50,000, which he donated to cancer research. In 2005, he won the Dutch title over 400 m freestyle (sc) for the second time in his career. He finished in fifth position at the World Open Water Championships over 10 km and sixth over 25 km. He also won three World Cup meetings in Ismaila, Al Fujeirah and Dubai. In 2006 he won a silver medal at the 2006 European Aquatics Championships over 10 km.


Maarten van der Weijden (born 31 March 1981) is a Dutch long distance and marathon swimmer born in Alkmaar. In 2019 van der Weijden swam the elfstedentocht for charity. He raised more than €6.1 million.