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Athletic Legacy: Rumson's Bob Kelleher

The third annual Kids Triathalon for Bob Kelleher brought out many in support of sports, children and Rumson's First Aid Squad.

By all accounts, Bob Kelleher was a Rumson hometown hero.

The former of the , known for dedicating his life to volunteerism, died suddenly in July of 2009. He left behind a legacy of love for his wife and son, the community in which he lived, its people and its causes — and sports.

Known as a friend to all who never said "no" to a good cause, Kelleher is fondly remembered for helping save neighbors' lives, coaching Pop Warner football, lacrosse and baseball. His wife, Denise will tell you that many have vivid memories of Bob running across the every day.

Kelleher loved his running, swimming and biking. And he loved his son, Patrick, dearly and all the kids of the community.

So, the triathalon in his name was the perfect legacy, Denise had told .

Bob Kelleher's legacy of love for community volunteerism, sports and children is etched in the minds of many and strengthened each year at the .

Denise provided Patch with pictures that give a glimpse into the spirit of her husband and this year's event in his honor that was held on Sunday, June 10 at .

For triathalon results, click here.

Click on the above arrow and take a look at the slideshow we have created. Thanks, Denise! Here's to Bob!

Katie Johnson June 13, 2012 at 03:49 PM
What a great event for a great cause! What a wonderful legacy Denise has created in Bob's name!
Annette Tracy July 08, 2012 at 03:40 AM
Denise, you are my cousin and my hero. God bless you and the courage you have to make a difference. We will never forget your devoted and beloved husband Bob. We are so proud of young Patrick and how he has followed in his father's footsteps to be a Triathalon athlete too! Hope to attend next year's event.

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