David Goggins Biography
David Goggins is an American ultramarathon runner, motivational speaker, ultra-distance cyclist, triathlete, and author. He is a retired Navy Seal and is also the only member of the U.S. Armed Forces to complete SEAL training (including two Hell Weeks).
How Old is David Goggins?
Goggins was born on February 17, 1975, in Buffalo, New York, U.S. He is 44 years old as of 2019.
David Goggins Family
He was born to Trunnis Goggins and has not revealed his mother’s name.
David Goggins Wife
Goggins keeps his personal life very private and never shares his family life or pictures even on his social media pages. Goggins is believed to have married his beautiful wife Aleeza in a secret wedding in 2010. Aleeza is a nurse and has also been part of his support team. There is no available information about his divorce.
David Goggins Navy Seal
David originally applied to join the United States Air Force Pararescue. He failed his ASVAB twice before succeeding and entering into ‘The Pipeline’ (Pararescue training). Goggins later became a member of the United States Air Force Tactical Air Control Party also known as TACP. He then served his time in TACP and left the United States Air Force.
David succeeded in graduating from BUD/S training with Class 235 in 2001 and was assigned to SEAL Team FIVE after three attempts. The award-winning athlete served in Iraq. He graduated from Army Ranger School with the distinction of enlisted “Top Honor Man” in 2004.
David Goggins Pull Ups
David went on the Today Show to attempt to beat the world record for the most pull-ups done in 24 hours on September 27, 2012. His main aim of the challenge was to raise money for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. He had completed 2011 pullups (halfway to the record) after 6 hours and 30 minutes. By 9:15 pm, after 13.5 hours, he completed pull-up 2588 and had been in considerable pain for hours as a severe bulge burst through the skin of his right wrist.
An x-ray he had at 10:30 pm confirmed a right extensor pollicis complex partial tear. The reason for the injury and also the failure in the attempt is thought to be the use of a portable pull-up bar that was not bolted down, as opposed to the sturdier equipment he used during the months of training prior to this event. He raised more than $20,000 for his chosen charity despite not beating the record. Goggins completed 3,207 pull-ups in 12 hours on November 27, 2012, but had to stop then due to an injury in his left palm.
He broke the world record for the most pull-ups done in 24 hours on January 19, 2013, in Brentwood, Tennessee. He then completed 4,030 pull-ups in 17 hours, setting a new record. This was his third attempt at breaking the record.
David Goggins Ultramarathon
He has competed in endurance challenges which include the Badwater Ultramarathon three times and this has enabled him to raise more than $2 million for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation.
David Goggins Motivation
Goggins has shared stories of his journey for many years and is also a highly sought-after public speaker. He regularly speaks at
business forums and college campuses as well address professional sports teams.
Goggins travels and also speaks to sports teams as an inspirational speaker. In his inspiration journey, Goggins has spoken to athletes from professional teams, including the Atlanta Hawks and the Seattle Seahawks. He has also talked to collegiate athletes from the Alabama, Tennessee, and Michigan university football programs.
David Goggins Book
In his book Can’t Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds, Goggins shares his astonishing life story and reveals that most of us tap into only 40% of our capabilities. He calls it The 40% Rule, and also his story illuminates a path that anyone can follow to push past pain, and demolish fear reaching their full potential.
Living With A Seal David Goggins
Upon seeing Goggins perform at a 24-hour ultramarathon, entrepreneur Jesse Itzler called and hired Goggins to live with him in his house for a month. Itzler also went ahead to write about his experience on a blog and then later published the story as the book Living With A SEAL.
David Goggins Podcast
Goggins has done many podcasts which include The Joe Rogan Experience episode 1080, Master Your Mindset with David Goggins (Episode 730) on the art of charm podcast, and also Team Never Quit Podcast, among others.
David Goggins Quotes
- A warrior is not a person that carries a gun. The biggest war you ever go through is right between your own ears. It’s in your mind. We’re all going through a war in our mind, and we have to callus our mind to fight that war and to win that war.
- Our whole life is set up in the path of least resistance. We don’t want to suffer. We don’t want to feel discomfort. So the whole time, we’re living our lives in a very comfortable area. There’s no growth in that.
- The only way you gain mental toughness is to do things you’re not happy doing. If you continue doing things that you’re satisfied and make you happy, you’re not getting stronger. You’re staying where you’re at. Either you’re getting better, or you’re getting worse. You’re not staying the same.
- You have to be willing to go to war with yourself and create a whole new identity.
- I’m different than most people. When I cross the finish line of a big race, I see that people are ecstatic, but I’m thinking about what I’m going to do tomorrow. It’s as if my journey is everlasting, and there is no finish line.
David Goggins Net Worth
Having a wide career from being an army man to being an ultramarathon runner and triathlete to being a motivational speaker, Goggins has acquired quite good wealth. He has an estim,ated net worth of $240 thousand.
David Goggins Joe Rogan
The comedian, mixed martial artist, and podcaster, Joe Rogan interviewed Goggins on February 19, 2018. The interview was streamed live on YouTube. Rogan has termed it as the most inspirational interview he’s ever done being episode 1,080. In the interview, Goggins speaks of not being different, of not being ever gifted, and how he then turned into the “World’s Hardest Man.
David Goggins Heart Surgery
During a routine medical checkup in May 2010, Goggins’s doctor discovered a birth defect known as an atrial septal defect (ASD), which is a hole between the atrial chambers of his heart. The heart is only able to function at about 75 percent capacity. The Congenital heart defect typically prevents one from doing activities such as scuba diving or anything at high altitude. A few days after learning of the condition, he had surgery to repair his heart.
David Goggins Website
Goggins has his own website where he shares some information about himself, his book, his speaking information, and also his athletic achievements. To visit his site, click here.
David Goggins Diet | Vegan
Goggins has said that he takes a tiny diet, high in Protein around 40%, very high in fat also around 40%, and very low in carbohydrates around 15% to 20% of his diet.
David Goggins Weight Loss
Goggins says that after several SEALs he knew died in Afghanistan, he wanted to raise money so that their kids could someday attend college and finding people to sponsor him to run Badwater popped into my head. At that time, he weighed 280 pounds. He managed to run 100 miles in a qualifying race the next week but gave himself stress fractures and shin splints. Goggins also broke all the small bones in my feet because his feet were not prepared to deal with that much pressure.
David needed to slim down in case he wanted to keep running. He started limiting himself to 1,500 calories a day which was mostly protein from eggs, chicken, and tuna. He also began running more often. For every two pounds he lost, he took 45 pounds of pressure off his knees. Eight months later, when he ran Kiehl’s Badwater Ultramarathon, Goggins weighed 177 pounds. He finished fifth and raised $20,000 for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation.
David Goggins Height
The tri-athlete is an imposing figure at 6 feet tall.
David Goggins Weight
After a long weight loss journey from 280 pounds, the ultra-marathon runner now weighs 190 pounds. Goggins is now comfortable with his body and he considers 190 pounds now his ideal weight.