GORUCK Selection 020 – 13 Q’s with Roster #020 (VW)

Like many people, I faked working in order to watch the first several hours of the GORUCK Selection live feed of the admin phase. After the briefing, the cadre ran the candidates through the usual, “Empty your ruck. Pack your ruck.” shenanigans. The activity is intended to add a little stress to the already stressful situation …

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GORUCK Selection – The Movie

GORUCK released an awesome 50-minute documentary of GORUCK Selection class 019. Grab some popcorn and beer and enjoy the video. After you’re all inspired and motivated, go ahead and make the bad life decision of signing up for the next Selection.

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What is GORUCK Selection? (and other FAQs)

GORUCK Selection is the toughest endurance event in the world. It lasts 48+ hours and covers over 80 miles. Participants are required to carry a ruck with a minimum of 45 lbs in it at all times. It is run by current and former Special Forces Cadre. To date, 440 people who have attempted to …

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GORUCK Selection Finishers and AARs

Below is a list of all GORUCK Selection classes and finishers. Where available we have included links to AARs and other coverage of the people and events. GORUCK does not provide an official class list of finishers, so this list was cobbled together by the collective knowledge of the interwebs and the nerds over on …

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GORUCK Selection Finisher Interview with Mark Klemm #35 | Part 3

What happens when GORUCK Selection is over? In part 3 of our interview with Mark Klemm he talks about the price you’ll pay to finish Selection. Scabbed peaches, chafe everywhere, and insomnia are just a few of the joys that await all you future Selection finishers. Along with discussing the recovery process, Mark talks about …

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GORUCK Selection Finisher Interview with Mark Klemm #35 | Part 2

“If you think you’re gonna finish, you’re not gonna finish. You gotta know.” ~ Mark Klemm Mark Klemm, Roster 35, was the only person from Class 018 to complete GORUCK Selection. In our first GORUCK Selection video with Mark he shared a little bit about his background and the intense training he subjected himself to …

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GORUCK Selection Finisher Interview with Mark Klemm #35 | Part 1

In October 2016, Mark Klemm (Roster #35) completed the 48 hour crucible known as GORUCK Selection. Billed as the toughest endurance event in the world, Selection’s average pass rate is less than 5%. Mark is now part of that 5%. Throughout the Selection event, the GORUCK Cadre commented on live Facebook Feeds that they had …

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My First GORUCK – Battle of the Bulge AAR

Battle of the Bulge GORUCK Light San Jose California January 19, 2019 Submitted by Cas Bass My first GORUCK  Light is in the bags. I wanted to share this AAR with the community/ www because I’m not your typical endurance athlete. I’m a short (5’3”), morbidly obese (220) female. I was scared signing up. I …

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From Zero to HTL

Silverback’s AAR (Images courtesy of Beth Sundquist) Recently I completed my first GORUCK event, the JFK Memorial Heavy…and then the Tough…and then the Light. Yes, my first GORUCK event (ever) was an HTL, and I enjoyed it thoroughly. I profited greatly from the AAR’s of other GORUCK athletes and I want to return the favor …

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