World Record Institutions Internationally recognizes one man as The World Fitness Champion and only World Record Holder.
That man is Coach Rob Powell, and he is the undisputed….
4 Time WFC World Champion
4 Time WFC/Guinness World Record Holder
Over 150 Different Records in Sports, Fitness and Martial Arts
Over 1,000 Wins as an Athlete and Coach
Rob kept shattering his own World Records by two, five and six hours, even after adding a multitude of distances, weights and disciplines to the former World Record. Guinness asked Coach Rob Powell, after his 2001 World Record, to stop increasing the events for the safety of future athletes, and make it a race for time. Guinness then asked Rob to write the rules for this World Record, and they are as follows….
These events were performed by Rob Powell, first on October 27-28, 2001, in 22:11:40.
Rob did it again on October 26-27, 2002, in 19:17:38, SHATTERING his own World Record by nearly three hours.
Rob Powell has even created a new sport, The World Fitness Championships, which has been recognized by Guinness World Records®, as published by ”Men’s Fitness UK”, March 2004, and ”The Dallas Morning News”, October 30, 2004, even though Rob never applied for recognition. When asked why Rob didn’t apply for Guinness’ recognition, he said, ” Guinness is a fine publication. However, athletics and fitness are not their field of expertise. That’s why the WFC was formed in March of 2000. Guinness allows push-ups/press-ups, weights lifted, certification of equipment, weights, distance and measurements at a much less acceptable level than the WFC allows. We also have the WFC Archives, as an Internationally Recognized Source of World Records. ”
Rob went on to say “I never wanted to be known as a ‘genetic freak of nature’. I just wanted to help people live a richer, fitter, fuller life. Most of these records fall far into the ‘who cares’ category. I did none of these athletic performances for the recognition of records but to prove the limitations that science puts on mankind were wrong. I proved it to myself that it could be done and I could do it. No one can ever take that away from me and as far as I’m concerned no one else ever had to know about these records.”
Even if it is true that Guinness recognized British athletes as “club record” holders and calling it a “Guinness world record” allowing breaks for food and rest and many changes to the events, rules and standards making the competition much easier for them.
The original events, rules and standards and records performed by Rob Powell remain the standard for fitness Internationally and Historically. Rob Powell’s World Records is where it all begins and ends. No one else has ever come close to those performances. No one.