Ironman honors 9/11 victims
Robert Kobus runs with a mission
- Duration 4:14
- Date May 21, 2012
Robert Kobus runs with a mission
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I everybody -- -- you know the last weekend over the last week and I did my first triathlon.
Which way is no easy task at all you swim a mile you by play five miles and then you run six point two miles.
That's a photo of me before I got in the water that's not -- getting out of the water because swing must have to hit the hardest part.
But it was a really inspiring event to be apart at the end at any -- out there your athletes you understand.
What it's like to get through your race and feel good about doing at.
But there is a lot of folks there were in the race that I feel more inspired by to do even more to look at two and one of them is Rocco is he's joining us -- the phone right now.
And there's a reason for this -- you picture -- because rob -- entire race -- -- finds.
-- -- carrying that American Flag -- EC's.
On the screen and I've Robbie made it through the entire race you -- -- -- flag that you bite to hit and you ran with that how are you feeling today.
I'm feeling really gave Jenner and as my wife always says if I can figure out a way to swim with the -- it would have done that.
I'm -- you ever -- All these pictures -- you looked great looked very comfortable with -- like how many marathons have you done with that thing.
But then eleven marathons so total and I probably done for a five -- -- what it would reflect especially in the Marine Corps marathon and watch it great spirit but the the play.
But this is not easy so let me take a big step back.
Why are you -- with the flag.
Well I got -- -- several years ago.
When that person from California but never met what -- need to split after they've learned that my sister -- -- -- On 9/11.
And I was so moved by it.
I think you know what I always want to keep the memory out all the victims are not eleven alive.
And if you remember -- backed NEC Netflix coming out -- -- kind of went back east in a lot of legs around.
But then I want to just to make a statement saying hey everybody let's always remember all the victims of not to -- Still on the flag there's you written on the flag all the names of those that that died on that day.
That is correct every single name of person that the people that died that day is -- Catholic rob how -- he is that's like how hard is it to run listened by cliff.
Don't seem pretty light I had my to do it is.
-- -- -- mainstay of one daughter was a captain of the tennis team.
And that she was able to protect -- on the bottom.
And the F demise urged Maradona was able to learn how to balance -- -- is leaning on my children.
But more importantly as we all know with any of the races and you've -- yesterday it's psychologically.
You need to act and you know what that steps to make just get me to psychological edge over everybody you know I am 51 years old I feel like it's exactly what -- -- with athletic.
You EC ram at this flag yesterday for six point two miles of -- marathon begins -- -- baker.
In August and this is -- -- -- quite a feat without the flight that you doing this with the flags and tell our viewers what you plan to do in August.
On August 11 that -- you participate.
In the New York -- urged.
I mean in competition.
Doctor Tony curiously the very different might it mean to join a team and I wanted to -- run it's running.
A full marathon.
Fighting -- 112 miles and swimming 2.4.
Miles in the Hudson River.
And why this plan to do it's it's run what that split for a number of reasons I -- team members on the on the leukemia and lymphoma society team in training.
Bank and again like -- said before to honor the victims but more importantly now I wanna I don't all the first responded.
To include the new York city police department and New York City Fire Department.
I heroes that went into the building to try to -- Everybody that day and who is now coming -- different forms of cancer.
While rob its credit feed my husband's busy doing that track trap on the Iron Man with here so.
Best select key but I think you're gonna make it through all of -- the entire team but.
That's the information the -- -- -- screen up I Aaron hash teen dot com for more information for our viewers against what support you rob.
I thinks for the time today congratulations with the -- The victory yesterday game three that -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Thanks rob we'll be right back with more happening now during the day every day eleven to 1 PM eastern.