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- Dustin Brady is the Web Manager at STACK Media and an avid runner. He received his bachelor's degree in communications from Pensacola Christian College in...

Navy SEAL Training by the Numbers

December 10, 2012 | Featured in the Holiday 2012 Issue

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To produce the world’s toughest warriors, the Navy subjects SEAL candidates to some of the world’s toughest training. The six-month Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) training, which includes the fi ve-and-a-half-day Hell Week, is designed to push the human body to its absolute limit.

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BUD/S Stats

  • Duration: 6 months
  • Running: 1,300 miles in sand with boots (From the bottom of Maine to the top of Florida)
  • Swimming: 150 miles of open water swimming (1.5 times the distance from Cuba to Florida)

Hell Week Stats

  • Duration: 132 hours (5.5 days)
  • Total Hours of Sleep: 4 hours (3 percent of the week)
  • Running: 200 miles on sand in boots (7.5 marathons)
Dustin Brady
- Dustin Brady is the Web Manager at STACK Media and an avid runner. He received his bachelor's degree in communications from Pensacola Christian College in...