David van Dam (NLD)
David van Dam is daddy of 3, married, Dutch teacher, freelance author, ambassador for KiKa, runner and blogger .
David was born in 's-Hertogenbosch in 1980. Nowadays he lives with his family in Berlicum, a small village near 's-Hertogenbosch. Until his 30th he has been particularly active as a footballer. When the busy family life and the tight football schedule no longer matched well, he started running. And he kept walking.
In 2011 he ran his first 'competition', the Vestingloop in 's-Hertogenbosch. He slowly but surely expanded his distances and in 2016 he ran his first marathon in Rotterdam. A year later he returned and a few months later he flew across the ocean to make a dream come true: I ran the New York Marathon! He did that for the Foundation for Children Cancer Free (KiKa), for which he has been an ambassador for that since that year. David runs marathons for KiKa and in this way tries to raise as much money as possible.
Nowadays, David tries to free up as much time as possible to walk, in addition to the busy family life and his full-time job as a teacher. He usually runs 3 to 4 times a week. In 2020 David goes to Tokyo to run the marathon on behalf of KiKa. Later that year, he hopes to be at the start of the Berlin Marathon on behalf of KiKa. His big dream is to complete all six World Majors and become a Six Star Finisher.
David also blogs about running and he says the following about this:
“Running keeps me healthy. Running challenges me. Running helps me put things into perspective. Running makes me enjoy. Running gives me peace. And I try to capture all that in my blog in words. Before running, after running. But not while running. Because while running I am alone with my thoughts, then the world is just mine for a little while. ”