Meet David Nolan, TRWB Ft. Benning/Columbus

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I am a 49 year old disabled veteran and have been since 1990. My disability is like many others, I have two crushed disk in my lower back that occurred on my tour in Bosnia. I’ve worked hard on keeping my life heading forward with many highs and lows since leaving the service. I lived in Germany for 18 years and returned to the states in 2008. While in Germany I gained about 50 lbs right off the bat after leaving the service. My motivations were drinking German beer and eating all that good German food. I couldn’t get motivated to stay healthy. I was over 240 in no time at all after being 195 lbs most of my military career. About two years ago I started running again and my back is what would always stop me. But I keep going and started to lose weight with help from my amazing wife.


After a year of running on and off, my wife joined me; that’s what really motivated me to get moving. Two years later I am 210lbs and just competed in my second triathlon in two months.

My interests are now running, biking, swimming and meeting new athletes. I am currently a member of the Chattahoochee Triathlon Club who have been a great family of athletes that have cheered me on and motivated me and Team RWB COLUMBUS/FT BENNING which has inspired me by their dedication to take care of local veteran servicemen and women.


Most of my CTC family members are also members of Team RWB. I work out 6 days a week, catching each tri sport twice a week and will run my first Marathon in November and do my first 1/2 Ironman in April 2015.

These are my goals and motivation now. Thanks again!