For over 35 years Wim vanHemert was a sport journalist for the National Press Agency (ANP, Algemeen Nederlands Persbureau). He covered every Olympic Games from 1968 to 1992, every World Championships from Helsinki thru Stuttgart, every European championships from 1962. He also worked (freelance) for Eurosport and Dutch radio. In 1981 he was co-founder of the "Rotterdam Marathon". He has translated some 20 books from English and German to Dutch, and has written several books about marathoning. He produces the press kits for the Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Enschede and Eindhoven marathons. A marathon runner, he has kept marathon lists (world, European and Dutch) since 1981.