Rob Powell (athlete)

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Rob Powell
Residence Dry Creek, Texas, USA
Website
The WFC Fitness Website

Rob Powell is an American athlete and fitness coach. He has two certified WFC/Guinness World Records (2001[1] and 2002[2]) and is a 4 time World Fitness/Conditioning Champion (2001, 2002, 2003[3] and 2004). Powell founded The WFC Workout, The World's Fittest Workout Apps. Rob retired from competition in 2011 and still teaches, when possible.

Early life[edit]

Rob Powell grew up on a ranch in Dry Creek, Texas. He graduated from W.H. Ford High School as well as South Plains College and Texas Tech University.

Guinness World Records[edit]

There are specific rules and events for Guinness World Records set by Rob Powell. Powell's Guinness World Records are unmatched in history and consist of the following;

  1. 2 Mile Swim
  2. 12 Mile Run
  3. 12 Mile Hike
  4. 1,250 Push Ups
  5. 1,250 Leg Lifts
  6. 1,250 Jumping Jacks
  7. 110 Mile Cycling
  8. 20 Mile Row
  9. 20 Mile Elliptical
  10. 3,250 Sit Ups
  11. Lift 300,000 Pounds of Weight (upper body only)

Times[edit]

  1. October 27–28, 2001, 22:11:40[4][5] Shattering Joe Decker's World Record.
  2. October 26–27, 2002, 19:17:38[6] Shattering his own world record by nearly 3 hours.
  3. WFC 1, October 25–26, 2003, 18:36:15
  4. WFC 2, October 30–31, 2004, 17:45:03

WFC[edit]

The World fitness challenge is:

  1. 1 Mile Swim
  2. 5 Mile Run
  3. 5 Mile Hike
  4. 250 Pop-Ups
  5. 250 Hang Knee Lifts
  6. 50 Mile Cycle
  7. 10 Mile Row
  8. 10 Mile Elliptical
  9. 1,500 Crunches
  10. 150,000 Pounds Lifted

The World fitness championship for (Men Only) is:

  1. 2 Mile Swim
  2. 10 Mile Run
  3. 10 Mile Hike
  4. 500 Pop-Ups
  5. 500 Hang Knee Lifts
  6. 100 Mile Cycle
  7. 20 Mile Row
  8. 20 Mile Elliptical
  9. 3,000 Crunches
  10. 300,000 Pounds Lifted

Articles[edit]

Several articles have been written about Powell in publications, including:

Newspapers

  • Dallas Morning News[7]
  • Waco Tribune[8]
  • Lubbock Ava Journal[9]
  • Amarillo Globe[10]
  • Fort Worth Star Telegram[11]
  • Dallas Morning News[12]
  • USA Today[13]
  • The Democrat[14]
  • Clarion-Ledger[15]
  • Daily Journal[16]
  • The Tennessean[17]
  • Waco Tribune[18]
  • Cleburne[19]
  • Waco Tribune[20]
  • SA Express[21]
  • Fort Worth Star Telegram[22]
  • Terrel Tribune[23]
  • Sulphur Springs News Telegram[24]

Magazines

  • Keep Fitness[25]
  • Global Fitness Directory[26]
  • Men's Fitness[27]
  • Men's Fitness UK[28]
  • Adventure Sports[29]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Guinness World Records: Claim ID 17538
  2. ^ Guinness World Records: Claim ID 27908 ; Member Number: 10529
  3. ^ Oct 25-26, 2003
  4. ^ Guinness World Records: Claim ID 17538
  5. ^ http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/Archives?p_product=DM&p_theme=dm&p_action=search&p_maxdocs=200&p_topdoc=1&p_text_direct-0=0F3A90F250E0E2AF&p_field_direct-0=document_id&p_perpage=10&p_sort=YMD_date:D&s_trackval=GooglePM
  6. ^ Guinness World Records: Claim ID 27908 ; Member Number: 10529
  7. ^ Oct 30,2004
  8. ^ March 20, 2002, FRONT PAGE
  9. ^ April 10, 2002
  10. ^ Apr 28,02 FRONT PG
  11. ^ May 8, 2002 FRONT PG
  12. ^ May 18, 2002
  13. ^ June 10, 2002
  14. ^ June 10, 2002 FRONT PG
  15. ^ June 12, 2002 Front PG
  16. ^ June 13, 2002
  17. ^ June 17, 2002
  18. ^ June 29, 2002
  19. ^ Aug 4,2002 FRONT PAGE
  20. ^ May 30, 2003
  21. ^ June 19, 2003 FRONT PG
  22. ^ December 26, 2003
  23. ^ Mar, 2005 FRONT PG
  24. ^ March 17, 2007 FRONT PAGE
  25. ^ September 6, 2006
  26. ^ September, 2006
  27. ^ December, 2003
  28. ^ March, 2004
  29. ^ October, 2004

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