Steve Truglia (born 1962) is a stunt coordinator, stunt performer and action unit director in the UK. He was also an experienced television presenter and actor, having trained at the Sylvia Young Theatre School. He is a registered full member of the UK Equity Stunt Register as a stunt co-ordinator, and has been on the Stunt Register since 1996. Truglia was a life member of the World Stunt Academy. He was an experienced after dinner and motivational public speaker, (he became a TED speaker in 2009), and a television presenter and expert contributor, with appearances on many TV shows and news channels in the UK and overseas.
Sporting achievements include 2400+ parachute jumps (D License); several marathons; bronze medal team Army Cross Country Championships 1984 (for 21 SAS); several triathlons (2nd place team in the Army National Triathlon Championships 1992 (for 289 CDO); rock climbing (leading UK E3); mountaineering (Grade V); climbing instructor; Mountain Leader Training Board Single Pitch Award 1996; fencing (AFA grade 6 in all three weapons); five years studying Kendo (Japanese Samurai martial art); motorsport Formula Ford 1600 and Formula First, 1989 2nd place in the Team Touraco Driver of the Year Award and runner up in the Forwardline Racing UK driver search; trampolining (elementary gold certificate); swimming (ASA water skills level 6); scuba diving (BSAC dive leader); and three years of boxing (junior ABAs). Truglia has returned to practicing the martial art Kendo in 2015.
In 1988 Truglia, (and his K2 team mate), won the trophy for the fastest Reserve Forces boat in the 125-mile Devises-Westminster Canoe Race. He has completed the DW race three times, 1984, 1985, and 1988. Truglia's best time was 20 hours 47 mins with team mate Phil Tunnicliffe. They finished 21st. In 2002 Truglia set the UK's first No Limits free-diving British record by reaching a depth of 250ft (76.8m), on one breath. His static breath hold at that time was 6 minutes 10 seconds...
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