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  1. #11
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    Awesome accomplishment Diz!! Thanks for the thorough details, they provide a picture and speak well of the magnitude of your challenge and success.
    How old were you and what was your time?
    Congratulations again, thanks!
    Ted Demosthenes
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  2. #12
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    I was (and am) 61 when I did this motherfucker. Now the funny part, if you will, is that when I was younger I could crush this kind of shit, but didn't have the confidence; now that I know I can do it, well, reality is you just ain't as good as you once wuz. To pass selection, you have to do it under 4 hours. I did it in 4:39, which was disappointing, but then again you gotta be realistic. At 61, I'm just happy to be there. The former SAS officer said he is happy to make it in 6 hours, so yeah, it's all good.

    Yeah I think doing it here in the US would be fucking awesome! I mean, we have some pretty good terrain here as well. And as an added bonus, we can carry our AR's! Which means we can add shooting tests into the mix. Count me in for that shit. Hell I will help out in any way possible.

    AEE has a whole series of humps that simulate SAS/SBS selection. We could do the same thing here that mimicks what CAG/DEVGRU does. Not that we're fanboys, but we take what's useful from their training regimen. For instance, you could do a "full mission profile", with a ruck march/run into target, a shooting course, then a ruck run/march back out. I'm sure you guys do similar things in your training; this just adds a mountain hump into the mix, which you do under time, for a standard. More realistic use of competition, IMHO.

  3. #13
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Nichols View Post
    With Rucks and weapons.
    In a month or so...it will be time again.
    Gabe Suarez

    To each there comes in their lifetime a special moment when they are figuratively tapped on the shoulder and offered the chance to do a very special thing,
    unique to them and fitted to their talents. What a tragedy if that moment finds them unprepared or unqualified for that which could have been their finest hour.


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  4. #14
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    Yep. I'm back in IA next week but open after that
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  5. #15
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    20151011_114550.jpg

    With ruck and rifle.
    Gabe Suarez

    To each there comes in their lifetime a special moment when they are figuratively tapped on the shoulder and offered the chance to do a very special thing,
    unique to them and fitted to their talents. What a tragedy if that moment finds them unprepared or unqualified for that which could have been their finest hour.


    ― Winston Churchill


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  6. #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabriel Suarez View Post
    In a month or so...it will be time again.
    I'm game.


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    "War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature, and has no chance of being free unless made or kept so by the exertions of better men than himself."
    ... John Stuart Mill

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