I've read about this competition held by the US Army Ranger Training Department. It's a three day fitness and military skills competition open to Ranger qualified personnel in both the US and foreign armies. http://www.army.mil/ranger/index.html Looking at the schedule for this years event (it was held this weekend), it certainly looks like you'd have to be good just to finish, never mind win. http://www.army.mil/ranger/competition.html Take a look here for articles and video clips. Link to photo of the winners: http://www.army.mil/-images/2007/04/22/4161/army.mil-2007-04-22-204858.jpg Does anyone know of any comparable competitions in Europe?