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Bob Wieland

Vietnam War Veteran, Double Amputee, Athlete & Wheelchair-Bound Inspiration

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 Bob Wieland Biography

Bob Wieland is a Vietnam War veteran who lost his legs to a mortar mine in 1969. After recovering from his injuries he was inspired to become a marathon participant.

Over his lifetime he has finished many marathons, often taking multiple days to finish. He is the only double amputee to finish the difficult Kona, Hawaii Ironman race without a wheelchair. He "ran" across America on his hands, taking three years, eight months, and six days to travel from coast to coast.

Growing up in Wisconsin, Wieland attended the University of Wisconsin. A talented baseball player, he was negotiating a deal with the Philadelphia Phillies when he decided to join the Army as a combat medic.

In Vietnam in June 1969, his squad walked into a mine field. When a member of his unit stepped on a booby-trapped mortar, Wieland rushed to give first aid but he, too, stepped on an 82mm buried mortar, a round designed to destroy tanks. It severely damaged his legs; they had to be amputated above the knee.

After recovering from his injuries, he enrolled at California State University, Los Angeles majoring in education. After college, he joined the Green Bay Packers as a strength coach.

In November 1986, he completed the New York City Marathon, taking four days to complete the 26 mile race. In 1988 at 41, he finished the Los Angeles Marathon, taking 74.5 hours to finish the 26.2 mile race. He started the race a day earlier than everyone else and finished two days after the last runner had crossed the finish line.

Today, Wieland speaks at conventions, corporate meetings, military bases, universities, high schools and churches.

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One Step at a Time: The Remarkable True Story of Bob Wieland

One Step at a Time: The Remarkable True Story of Bob Wieland

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  • 25 Years Later, a Marathon Finish Still Inspires

    In Bob Wieland’s world, obstacles create opportunities and conquests breed inspiration. Wieland was declared dead and taken away in a zipped-up body bag in 1969 after stepping on a mortar mine in Vietnam. But he awoke a half-hour later and now breathes life into battles against limitations with his speeches and ultradistance adventures that support charities. Missing his legs but full of...

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Bob Wieland

Vietnam War Veteran, Double Amputee, Athlete & Wheelchair-Bound Inspiration

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Bob Wieland Biography

Bob Wieland is a Vietnam War veteran who lost his legs to a mortar mine in 1969. After recovering from his injuries he was inspired to become a marathon participant.

Over his lifetime he has finished many marathons, often taking multiple days to finish. He is the only double amputee to finish the difficult Kona, Hawaii Ironman race without a wheelchair. He "ran" across America on his hands, taking three years, eight months, and six days to travel from coast to coast.

Growing up in Wisconsin, Wieland attended the University of Wisconsin. A talented baseball player, he was negotiating a deal with the Philadelphia Phillies when he decided to join the Army as a combat medic.

In Vietnam in June 1969, his squad walked into a mine field. When a member of his unit stepped on a booby-trapped mortar, Wieland rushed to give first aid but he, too, stepped on an 82mm buried mortar, a round designed to destroy tanks. It severely damaged his legs; they had to be amputated above the knee.

After recovering from his injuries, he enrolled at California State University, Los Angeles majoring in education. After college, he joined the Green Bay Packers as a strength coach.

In November 1986, he completed the New York City Marathon, taking four days to complete the 26 mile race. In 1988 at 41, he finished the Los Angeles Marathon, taking 74.5 hours to finish the 26.2 mile race. He started the race a day earlier than everyone else and finished two days after the last runner had crossed the finish line.

Today, Wieland speaks at conventions, corporate meetings, military bases, universities, high schools and churches.

Bob Wieland Videos

  • Double Amputee Veteran Bob Wieland runs the LA Marathon on his HANDS!
    Remember friends, losing is only an opinion NOT an event! On this day, more than 23,000 runners from all over the world decended on Southern...
  • Bob Wieland at UMAFC 2014
    United Martial Artists for Christ held their annual Youth and Family Outreach at Los Amigos High School, Fountain Valley on March 15th 2014 Bob...
  • Bob Wieland walks across America on his hands
    Bob Wieland walks across America on his hands

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  • How to book Bob Wieland?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Bob Wieland for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Bob Wieland, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Bob Wieland or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Bob Wieland?

    Booking fees for Bob Wieland, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Bob Wieland, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Bob Wieland?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Bob Wieland for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Bob Wieland for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Bob Wieland or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Bob Wieland or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Bob Wieland is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Bob Wieland for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Bob Wieland generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Mike Schlappi, Roger Crawford, Jim Abbott, W. Mitchell and Bob Love. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Bob Wieland for an upcoming event.

Bob Wieland Speaker Videos

  • Double Amputee Veteran Bob Wieland runs the LA Marathon on his HANDS!
    Remember friends, losing is only an opinion NOT an event! On this day, more than 23,000 runners from all over the world decended on Southern California to compete in the LA Marathon. One...
    Bob Wieland at UMAFC 2014
    United Martial Artists for Christ held their annual Youth and Family Outreach at Los Amigos High School, Fountain Valley on March 15th 2014 Bob Wieland was the guest speaker for the evening. Camera...
  • Bob Wieland walks across America on his hands
    Bob Wieland walks across America on his hands

Bob Wieland News

  • 25 Years Later, a Marathon Finish Still Inspires

    In Bob Wieland’s world, obstacles create opportunities and conquests breed inspiration. Wieland was declared dead and taken away in a zipped-up body bag in 1969 after stepping on a mortar mine in Vietnam. But he awoke a half-hour later and now breathes life into battles against limitations with his speeches and ultradistance adventures that support charities. Missing his legs but full of...

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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