WACO TRIB May 30, 2003
The following was taken from the Waco Trib, interview.
''WACO TEACHER CYCLES ACROSS TEXAS
FITNESS GURU TRIES TO DRAW ATTENTION FOR THE WORLD FITNESS CHAMPIONSHIPS
To say Rob Powell is intense would be an understatement when it comes to his
goals, he makes the Incredible Hulk look laid back.
Powell a Teacher/Coach, and 2 Time Guinness World Record, and 2 Time World Fitness
Champion, with times of, 22:11:40 ( 2001 ) and 19:17:38 ( 2002 ) is at it again.
He is cycling across Texas, 500 Miles, from The Gulf of Mexico, to The Red River,
promoting fitness, and a new sport, The World Fitness Championships. Rob trademarked
the rights to the sport earlier this year. The sport consists of 10 Events, trimmed
down from the 11 from his Guinness World Records, to encourage more participation.
The events are... 2 Mile Swim, 10 Mile Run, 10 Mile Hike, 500 Pop-Ups, 500 Hanging
Leg Lifts, 100 Mile Cycle, 20 Mile Row, 20 Mile Elliptical, 3,000 Crunches, and
300,000 Pounds of Weights, using Bench Press, Lat Pulls, Seated Rows, Lat Pulls,
Triceps Extension, and Curls, within a 24 Hour Limit.
'It will take you to the edge, that's why it is THE ULTIMATE EXTREME SPORT.'
Powell will begin his journey in Corpus Christi, and will cover at least 100
Miles per day.