|Born||1 April 1989|
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||81 kg (179 lb)|
He currently holds the world record in the team pursuit discipline, along with teammates Sven Kramer and Koen Verweij. At the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, he won a silver medal in the Men's 5000 m competition. At the 2014 European allround championships in Hamar, Blokhuijsen won his first European title. 
In 2007, he got his VWO degree at school. After a successful period in skating and inline skating (in which he won several Dutch and European titles at the junior categories and a second place at the world championships in Korea) he decided to focus only on speedskating. In February 2008, he won the Dutch Allround Speed Skating Championships junior title at the ice rink of Groningen. Later in the same month, he became world champion at the junior world championships speedskating, where he finished in front of his teammates Koen Verweij and Berden de Vries. Together with them he also won the world title at the team pursuit.
After the team pursuit event at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, Blokhuijsen made a comment during a press conference to the host South Koreans to "treat dogs better in this country", criticizing dog meat consumption in the host nation. Many South Koreans perceived his comment was disrespectful, claiming it was racist and ignorant of Korean culture and the declining dog meat custom in the country. He later gave an apology for this comment on Twitter, which he deleted later.
|Men's speed skating|
|500 m||35:59||12 February 2011||Olympic Oval, Calgary|
|1000 m||1:10.12||22 March 2009||Olympic Oval, Calgary|
|1500 m||1:43.78||13 February 2011||Olympic Oval, Calgary|
|3000 m||3:41.32||18 March 2009||Olympic Oval, Calgary|
|5000 m||6:11.91||10 November 2013||Olympic Oval, Calgary|
|10000 m||12:57.58||28 December 2013||Thialf, Heerenveen|
|Team pursuit||3:35.60||16 November 2013||Utah Olympic Oval, Salt Lake City||Current world record (with Sven Kramer and Koen Verweij)|
|Year||Dutch Allround||European Allround||World Allround||World Distance||Olympics||World Juniors|
|2009/10||5th||5th||9th 5000 m
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