THE FORT WORTH STAR - TELEGRAM May 8, 2002 FRONT PAGE

The following was taken from The Fort Worth Star Telegram, interview.

''THE WORLD FITNESS CHAMPION IS A TEXAN

Just thinking what Rob Powell went through to become the World Fitness Champion, makes me feel tired.

Powell a Teacher/Coach, who now lives in Waco, went through hell on Earth to break the Guinness World Record.

First, he upped the ante, by adding more activities to the challenge, formerly held by Joe Decker, of Maryland.

He had 24 Hours, to complete a, 2 Mile Swim, 12 Mile Run, 12 Mile Hike, 1,250 Push-ups, 1,250 Leg Lifts, 1,250 Jumping Jacks, 110 Mile Cycle, 20 Mile Row, 20 Mile Elliptical, 3,250 Crunches, and Lift 300,000 Pounds of Weights.

He demolished the record, with a time of 22 hours, 11 minutes and 40 seconds. Powell plans to break his own record this October.

Powell undertook the challenge to gain credibility in the field of health and fitness. He has written a book which exposes many myths and errors about fitness. However, he had no takers when he went looking for a publisher, because he didn't have Ph.D. or M.D. after his name.

After breaking the World Record once, and going for it again, he can no longer be ignored.''