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Badwater

I started training for the race in Death Valley. Basically, that means running on a treadmill in a sauna. My first Badwater Ultra, I got 5th place. The next year, I came in 3rd place. Since November 2005, I’ve raised … Continue reading

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I Googled the hardest 10 events in the world

I also googled foundations to find one to help me support the families of those soldiers. In 2008, we sent 266 kids to college who didn’t have to pay a dime. One of the hardest races I’ve run is The … Continue reading

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9/11

My first orders were to ship overseas to Afghanistan to be the Prime Minister’s body guard. I graduated at 200 lbs. Somewhat intimidating, but not enough. In security, your first line of defense is intimidation. So I gained all of … Continue reading

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First let me tell you how I met my wife

In Seal training, you pee on yourself. You’re in this freezing water, and peeing on yourself gives you a few seconds of warmth. So you just get used to it. Everybody does it. I’m out on a date with a … Continue reading

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Navy Seal

I was the 71st African-American to ever graduate from Navy Seal training. More than 11,000 soldiers have graduated to date. I was the only African-American out of my Seal class of 161. You had to swim 12:30 to pass the … Continue reading

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Ecolab

After getting cut from the Colts, I went back home and got a job at Ecolab. One of my clients was Steak & Shake, which always gave me a free shake. On the way home from work, I’d get a … Continue reading

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