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Fireman Rob 5pm 12-6-2015


WELCOME BACK. YOU MAY HAVE HEARD OF “FIREMAN ROB” — THE FIREMAN AND TRIATHLETE. NBC15’S LAUREN WINFREY SPENT TIME WITH ROB TODAY … AND LEARNED OF YET ANOTHER ACCOMPLISHMENT HE’S ADDING TO HIS RESUME. :09 – :15 :38 – :47 NAT SND ” ………” TAKE VO ROBERT VERHELST [VER-HILL-ST] IS THE QUINESSENTIAL TRIPLE THREAT –ATHLETE, PROFESSIONAL SPEAKER, AND COACH. TAKE SOT “THIS YEAR I BROKE THE WORLD RECORD FOR THE MOST HALF IRONMANS IN ONE YEAR WHICH WAS 23.” TAKE VO A PRETTY IMPRESSIVE FEAT… AND IT DIDN’T COME EASY. TAKE SOT “IT WAS OVER 55 THOUSAND MILES OF TRAVEL THAT IT TOOK TO GET THIS ACCOMPLISHED.” TAKE VO BUT THE TRAVEL WASN’T ROBERT’S BIGGEST CHALLENGE. TAKE SOT “IT WAS HARD BECAUSE I DIDN’T HAVE MY FAMILY THERE AND SO I CROSSED THAT FINISH LINE KNOWING THAT I ACHIEVED SOMETHING THAT I SET FORTH FOR MYSELF AND REALLY TO INSPIRE OTHERS THROUGHOUT THE GLOBE .” STAND UP “FIREMAN ROB” COMPLETED HIS FIRST WISCONSIN IRONMAN RACE IN 2011 AND HE DID IT WITH A LITTLE EXTRA WEIGHT. TAKE SOT “I WARE THE FIRE GEAR REALLY TO INSPIRE PEOPLE TO SHOW THEM THAT YOU KNOW ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE WHEN YOU PUT YOUR PASSION ALONG WITH YOUR PURPOSE.” TAKE VO IRONMAN RACES HAVE ALLOWED ROBERT TO GO ALL OVER THE GLOBE, BUT IT WAS IN AUSTIN THIS YEAR HE MADE IT INTO THE GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS. TAKE SOT “I BROKE DOWN BECAUSE IT WAS JUST SUCH AN EMOTIONAL MOMENT TO BE ABLE TO LOOK AT WHAT HAD BEEN ACCOMPLISHED AND ALL THE GREAT THINGS THAT WE’VE DONE THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.” TAKE VO AND ALTHOUGH THIS YEAR MAY BE COMING TO A CLOSE “FIREMAN ROB” HOPES TO CONTINUE TO INSPIRE OTHERS FOR MANY YEARS TO COME. REPORTING IN WAUNAKEE, LAUREN WINFREY N-B-C 15 NEWS. ROB ALSO STARTED THE FIREMAN ROB FOUNDATION WHERE HE DONATES TEDDY BEARS TO SICK CHILDREN IN NEED.

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