Pirrung a Hometown Hero



Rep. Terry Katsma (right), R-Oostburg, and Rep. Tyler Vorpagel (left), on behalf of the Wisconsin State Assembly, recently honored Roy Pirrung (center) of Plymouth as a Hometown Hero. Pirrung is a community advocate for wellness and healthy living; he is a runner, a race director, a volunteer, a veteran and a coach. Pirrung has singlehandedly raised thousands of dollars for charities and has helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars as co-chair of the Road America Run-Walk for the American Cancer Society. He is a decorated combat veteran, a coach for the Special Olympics, and is a supporter of Meals on Wheels, Nourish Farms, and the Sheboygan County Food Bank. Additionally, Pirrung is an accomplished athlete. He has run in over 20 countries on five continents. He has completed over 1,000 races and ran over 100,000 lifetime miles, including 150 marathons and 206 ultra-marathons. He has broken over 50 national records, earned 84 national titles, made 10 world age best performances and set three Guinness World Records. He also broke the course record for his age group during the marathon leg of the Ironman Triathlon World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. He is the 14th person to be inducted into the American Ultrarunning Association Hall of Fame. 
Submitted photo Rep. Terry Katsma (right), R-Oostburg, and Rep. Tyler Vorpagel (left), on behalf of the Wisconsin State Assembly, recently honored Roy Pirrung (center) of Plymouth as a Hometown Hero. Pirrung is a community advocate for wellness and healthy living; he is a runner, a race director, a volunteer, a veteran and a coach. Pirrung has singlehandedly raised thousands of dollars for charities and has helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars as co-chair of the Road America Run-Walk for the American Cancer Society. He is a decorated combat veteran, a coach for the Special Olympics, and is a supporter of Meals on Wheels, Nourish Farms, and the Sheboygan County Food Bank. Additionally, Pirrung is an accomplished athlete. He has run in over 20 countries on five continents. He has completed over 1,000 races and ran over 100,000 lifetime miles, including 150 marathons and 206 ultra-marathons. He has broken over 50 national records, earned 84 national titles, made 10 world age best performances and set three Guinness World Records. He also broke the course record for his age group during the marathon leg of the Ironman Triathlon World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. He is the 14th person to be inducted into the American Ultrarunning Association Hall of Fame. Submitted photo

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