Rob is known internationally as the 4 Time WFC World Champion, 4 Time WFC/Guinness World Record Holder, and the
4 Time World Fitness Champion from 2001-2004. No one has legitimately come close to these physically and mentally tough performances setting the standard as the uncontested and irrefutable World’s Toughest Sport. Rob Powell has over 150 Course and World Records involving Fitness, Running, Cycling, Swimming, Rowing, Climbing, Hiking, Triathlons, Weightlifting, Calisthenics, Track and Field, and Martial Arts. He also has over 1,000 Wins as an athlete and coach. The Guinness World Records he shattered, and the Sport he created THE WFC World Fitness Championships measures Pure Power by testing an athletes Speed, Strength, Endurance, and Quickness. These Events Include….
- 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 Cycle
- 8) 20 Mile Row
- 9) 20 Mile Elliptical
- 10) 3,250 Abdominal Crunches
- 11) Lift 300,000 Pounds of Weights
See Guinness WR Page, and WFC Page for more information.
for Fitness, the Standard for the WFC World Records, and Guinness World Record’s 2001-2002 Physical Fitness Challenge.
Why wouldn’t they with these credentials and the proven best training programs in history.
I set up this website to avoid talking to the media. I have been retired from competition for years and I am still asked for interviews.
I refuse because they only want to talk about what a ‘freak of nature’ I am, or call me a ‘real mutant’ , a ‘real life Walker Texas Ranger’ or backhand complement as some sort of superhero. That’s silly and made up. I am none of these things. It is said there has even been talk and a draft done on a comic book based on real events.
When asked for an interview, I politely decline and say every question they could ask is already answered on this site. The problem is they have already written the article about some freak of nature and want to ask me the strangest and stupidest questions, to misquote me, and/or take things out of context to create answers to match their made up story. When I refuse, they print the fake story anyway and turn it into a ‘hate piece’.
I am more than willing to do an interview about the health and fitness crisis in America and the solutions to that problem. And that is the only question I have never been asked. The only reason I broke all these records was to prove I could help with these problems.
To quote the media, ‘World Records don’t say you’re the best in the World, they say you’re the best in the History of the World.’ The WFC and Guinness and other credible world record organizations record these competitions as the greatest athletic performance in history, irrefutably and without question. They also say that makes this person the best athlete in history. Does it? I don’t know and I couldn’t care less. That’s not what any of this was about. And as far as fighting goes, I despise violence. I do know how, and I teach those that ask for and need my help to defend themselves and those under their protection from attackers, only. That’s it and that’s all. I created fitness competitions because no one has to get hurt, and it is a better way to see whom is the best man, other than a fight to the death.
When you have multiple world record success, you have multiple pettiness, jealousy and hatred problems. Those are real human emotions and I have been severely punished for my accomplished once they were found out. I have been socially ostracized by strangers, friends, family and coworkers. It’s not fair, but it’s real. At times every man, woman and child wants to beat me at something, or beat me with something. It’s just something I’ve had to deal with since 2001.
One good thing about retiring from competition and father time beating the hell out of me, as he does us all, you get older, fatter and uglier. This makes it easier to hide from who you were as a younger athlete. None of this was ever about me, it was about teaching the public how to train properly, get America back in shape, and live a richer, fuller life.
My only goal was to help people. If you make extraordinary claims about the best way to train, get in shape, fight obesity and heart disease for a lifetime, they require extraordinary proof. Breaking the WFC, Guinness and all credible world records four times in a row, annually, setting over 150 records in the process, creating a new sport, (they’re calling it the cross fit games), spin-off sports, (calling those, ocr, spartan races, ect) and creating a revolutionary training system was the best way to do this.
Corporations stole these revolutionary accomplishments from me, claiming it was changed enough to make their theft, ‘legal’. To date, they have gotten away with it. But the fight is not over yet.
All I want to do now before my time is done is to share this information and teach it to younger athletes, coaches, and the public.
I believe that is all any good man would want to do with the gifts that God gave him.”
Rob Powell retired from competition in 2012, and from training military/law enforcement in 2015. If you can find him and if he’ll take you, he still does personal training, private coaching and teaches martial arts. He also teaches and coaches if you can find him.
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