Anthony Sadler, Biography, Age, Height, Hometown, Amazing Race

Anthony Sadler Biography

Anthony Sadler born Anthony Albert Sadler Jr. is an American reality television personality. He is best known for being featured alongside his childhood friend, Spencer Stone. They were both featured in the reality television series titled The Amazing Race 33.

Sadler, along with his friends Alek Skarlatos and Spencer Stone and several other passengers stopped a gunman on a Paris-bound train traveling from Amsterdam via Brussels in August 2015, gaining international recognition for their role in the event. Recognized by then-U.S. President Barack Obama and French President François Hollande, Sadler received several awards and decorations for his actions. He, along with his friends, was awarded the Legion of Honour by the French president which is the highest French order for military and civil merits.

Anthony Sadler Age

Anthony Albert Sadler Jr. is 30 years old as of 2022. He was born on July 13th, 1992 in Contra Costa County, California, United States. He also celebrates his birthday on July 13th every year. Moreover, his birth sign is Cancer.

Anthony Sadler Height

Sadler measures an average standing height. However, his exact weight, and height as well as other body measurements are currently under review and will be updated as soon as it has been made publicly available.

Anthony Sadler Family

Sadler maintains a low profile about his personal life. As such, he has not disclosed any information pertaining to his parents, siblings, or his other relatives. This information is however currently under review and will be updated as soon as it has been made publicly available.

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Anthony Sadler Wife

Sadler maintains a low profile about his personal life. As such, he has not disclosed any information pertaining to his past or his current relationship status. This information is however currently under review and will be updated as soon as it has been made publicly available.

Anthony Sadler Amazing Race

On December 10, 2021, CBS announced that he along with Spencer Stone would compete on the 33rd season of The Amazing Race. They completed three legs of the race before filming was shut down on February 28, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. When production resumed 19 months later in September 2021, Sadler and Stone, along with three other teams from their season, were unable to return to the race due to extenuating circumstances; in their case, a recent promotion at Sadler’s work left him unable to take the required time off for filming.

Anthony Sadler 2015 Thalys train attack

On August 21, 2015, Sadler and his childhood friends Alek Skarlatos and Spencer Stone, were traveling together during a sightseeing vacation in Europe when they boarded Thalys train 9364 from Amsterdam bound to Paris via Brussels. A 25-year-old Moroccan man, believed to be Ayoub El-Khazzani, was in train car No. 12, armed with an AKM assault rifle and equipped with 270 rounds of ammunition.

Another passenger tackled the gunman but failed to stop him. Sadler reported that they heard a gunshot and breaking glass behind them, seeing an employee sprint down the aisle followed by a man with an automatic rifle. Stone woke up from the breaking glass. He tackled the armed suspect, was stabbed in the neck and eyebrow, and almost lost his thumb. Skarlatos took action and seized the assailant’s rifle, beating him in the head with the muzzle of it until he was unconscious.

Skarlatos stated that “I was thinking about survival,” and “[i]t was to survive and for everybody else on the train to make it.” Sadler and British man Chris Norman helped to subdue the gunman. Sadler stated that “He was just telling us to give back his gun… But we just carried on beating him up and immobilized him and that was it.”

International recognition

After the event, Sadler, Skarlatos, and Stone received international attention for their actions in preventing the attack. French president François Hollande awarded Sadler, his friends Alek Skarlatos and Spencer Stone, as well as a British businessman and a French lecturer, France’s highest decoration, the Knights of the Legion of Honour (Chevaliers de la Légion d’honneur). Hollande said the men “faced [off] with terror” and that they “gave us a lesson in courage, in a will, and therefore in hope”. French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve praised them for their bravery, as well as then-British Prime Minister David Cameron.

The White House expressed gratitude for the “courage and quick thinking of several passengers, including U.S. service members, who selflessly subdued the attacker…” U.S. President Barack Obama telephoned the three Americans, thanking them for their heroic actions. General Philip M. Breedlove of the U.S. European Command in Stuttgart, added his voice, calling the three Americans heroes for their actions which “clearly illustrate the courage and commitment our young men and women have all the time, whether they are on duty or on leave.”

Kevin Johnson, mayor of Sacramento, California, held a parade to honor Skarlatos, Sadler, Stone, and the victims of the September 11 attacks. Stone was awarded a United States Air Force Airman’s Medal and a Purple Heart at a ceremony held at The Pentagon; Sadler was awarded the Secretary of Defense Medal for Valor.

Anthony Sadler born Anthony Albert Sadler Jr. is an American reality television personality. He is best known for being featured alongside his childhood friend, Spencer Stone. They were both featured in the reality television series titled The Amazing Race 33.

Anthony Sadler born Anthony Albert Sadler Jr. is an American reality television personality. He is best known for being featured alongside his childhood friend, Spencer Stone. They were both featured in the reality television series titled The Amazing Race 33.