Former Dutch player Arjen Robben (38) of Bayern Munich took part in the Rotterdam Marathon on Sunday, which he finished in a very good time of 3:13.57 with the former speed skating champion.
A year and a half after finally eliminating his cramps, Arjen Robben (38) still has the silhouette of a high-end athlete. and physical condition. The former Dutch right-winger ran the Rotterdam Marathon on Sunday and had a great time. He did it in 3h13’57”, averaging 13km/h and about 4’35” per kilometer. According to Dutch media, he was on his way to higher targets before becoming trapped in the famous 30-kilometer “wall”.
Erben Weinermars, former speed skater at Chelsea (2004–2007), Bayern Munich (2007–2009) and Bayern Munich (2009–2019), ran with double bronze medalist at the 2006 Games Turin Olympics (from 1000 m) more and team pursuit) now converted as a sports consultant.
Runners can rest assured that Robben has still crossed the finished finish line. He even completed the last few meters by walking holding his inner thigh. After his attempt by several media, he took a few seconds to catch his breath before leaving his mark.
“It wasn’t really fun”
“Some would say it’s silly but I like to stay in shape and take on the challenge,” he said before leaving NOS. 3h13 later, he shared his anguish on the microphone of RTV Rijnmond. “It wasn’t fun, it wasn’t really fun, he said. I did it, but that’s about it. I would often get inside and I often had to fight, it was also a real fight.”
Robben also appreciated the invaluable contribution of the roadside public. “This public helps you a lot, he concluded. Thank you all for that, it allowed me to get out of it. At first, I was a little worried about doing a time, but at a certain point, you throw up.” Let that overboard. Then you go about surviving and running my first marathon. You see what something like this does to your body. But I made it.”