Inspiring people- Robert Verhelst

» Posted by on Sep 19, 2011 in Ironman | 0 comments

Completing an Ironman is a tough challenge, but imagine how would it be if you decide to run the last “bit” of it (that is a full marathon -42 km or 26 miles) with extra 45 kilograms (100 pounds) on top of you, and I don’t mean extra body weight but the full firefighter turn out gear. That is what Robert Verhelst did last week when completing Ironman Wisconsin.

Just over a decade ago, Robert Verhelst spent eight days working Search, Rescue and Recovery at the World Trade Center . To remember the tragic events of 9/11, and the 343 firefighters who lost their lives on that day, he raised money for the Code 3 for a Cure Foundation during his race at Ironman Wisconsin. RESPECT.


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