SSPC: Swimmer Matthew Marquardt Cycling Across the US to Raise Money for Cancer

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Matthew Marquardt is a senior on the Princeton swim team. Since the Ivy League canceled winter sports and he lost his season, Matthew decided he needed a new challenge. In fulfillment of a lifetime dream, Matthew is riding his bike across the country. By himself. He is on Day 10 now, and it’s expected to take 23 days total. To meet this time limit, he needs to cover over 100 miles a day. He started in San Diego and will end in Florida. His dad is driving the route crewing for him and staying with him in hotels each night.

Matthew is riding to raise money for pediatric cancer treatment through St. Jude. His goal is to raise $23,000 over the course of his ride, $1000/day.

You can follow Matthew’s progress during this ride on Facebook Here and Instagram here.

Click here to Donate and help Matthew achieve his goal of

raising $23,000 for pediatric Cancer treatment.

Music: Otis McDonald


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2 years ago

Go Squanto Go 😎

Matt Crispino
2 years ago

We are so proud of Matthew and how he has represented Princeton throughout his career. He is a fantastic role model for all college athletes! If you want to donate to support St. Jude in honor of Matthew’s ride, here is the direct link:

Coach DL2
2 years ago

Matthew Marquardt is one of the most extraordinary, fascinating and humble human beings I have ever met. Remember his name. Matthew is going to contribute incredible leadership and innovation to society. Wouldn’t be surprised if he becomes POTUS someday (though he is more focused on renewable energy initiatives and med school at this time). Congratulations on committing to such a herculean endeavor, Matthew. And, as always, thank you for aligning your actions, attitudes, values & behaviors with Princeton’s motto: “In the nation’s service, and in the service of all humanity.” You da man! GO TIGERS! 🙂

Noah D
2 years ago

Go Matt!!

Jeremy Glantz
2 years ago

Go Matthew! what an incredible effort! You’re awesome

2 years ago

Way to Marquardt! You do us proud!

Reply to  Rawr
2 years ago

really a downvote on this? Certainly not the most controversial thing I’ve said today.

2 years ago

way to go Matthew

Last edited 2 years ago by willthrill
2 years ago

Unreal effort from the man himself. This man is biking more than the dudes in the Tour De France!

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