Firefighter finishes half-marathon in Pennsylvania wearing full firefighting gear and tank

  • Source: ABC News
  • Published: 04/09/2019 12:00 AM

VIDEO: A firefighter in Pennsylvania recently honored his father in a big way and his family, friends and hometown were there to support him every step of the way. On Sunday, Ryan Robeson participated in the sixth annual Scranton Half-Marathon, running 13 miles in full firefighting gear. The gear -- the jacket, pants, boots, helmet -- weighed nearly 50 pounds. He also carried a tank. "I hope that people can appreciate the amount of effort, not that I'm putting forth, but that our firefighters put forth. You know, when there's an actual structure fire and the guys (are) going to a job, it's much more taxing on the body than my half-marathon will be," said Robeson, a former firefighter in Scranton, Pennsylvania, who now fights fires in York.


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