Jumpseat Radio 031: Ironman Fireman Rob
In this weeks episode of Jumpseat Radio host Ryan Pennington welcomes Fireman Rob Verhelst. Rob has been motivating and inspiring thousands of people around the world by competing in triathlons in FULL TURNOUT GEAR.Â His signature distance is a full ironman, 140.6 miles in less than 17 hours!Â His story is inspiring as he gives back to the fire service and many other charities.
In this episode Ryan and Rob talk about:
- Robs history of service
- Racing triathlons in Full turnout gear
- His Kona experience
- Motivating firefighters
- How you can be an ironman
I consider myself a unique & passionate athlete who strives to motivate others to be part of something bigger than themselves. I started competing in triathlons in 2005 and in July of 2011, started the journey of Hope and Inspiration. I’ve completed 15 Ironman distance and 6 Half Ironman distance triathlons in full firefighter gear (weight 50 lbs).
Although I certainly receive an overwhelming feeling of satisfaction and accomplishment, I participate in each event to help raise awareness and show people that they are #ABLE to do more than they think if they are willing to take the first step.
FIREMAN ROB THE ATHLETE