|David Goggins Quick Info|
|Date of Birth||February 17, 1975|
David Goggins is an American ultramarathon runner, ultra-distance cyclist, triathlete, public speaker, and author who had set the world record, in 2013, for the most number of pull-ups (4,030) recorded in a period of 24 hours. Before he had dedicated his life to participating in ultramarathons and working as a motivational speaker, he had served in the United States Air Force (1994–1999) and the United States Navy (2001–2005). With the latter force, he had also served in the Iraq War. In 2018, he had published a self-help memoir titled Can’t Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds. Its audiobook version on Audible, an online audiobook service owned by Amazon.com Inc., had made it to Amazon‘s best sellers from the day it was released, with more than 15k positive reviews.
Buffalo, Erie County, New York, United States
Ultramarathon Runner, Ultra-Distance Cyclist, Triathlete, Public Speaker, Author
- Father – Trunnis Goggins (d. November 2013)
- Mother – Jackie Goggins
- Siblings – Trunnis Goggins Jr. (Older Brother)
6 ft or 183 cm
86 kg or 189.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
David has dated –
- Aleeza Goggins (2010–2016) – David had married, in a secret ceremony in 2010, a licensed nurse of Japanese origin named Aleeza. The couple had parted ways in 2016.
- Jennifer Kish (2017-Present) – David had started dating marketing executive Jennifer Kish in 2017. They got engaged in 2020.
Race / Ethnicity
He is of African-American descent.
- Toned physique
- Clean-shaven look
- Affable smile
David Goggins Facts
- Between his stints in the United States Air Force (1994–1999) and the United States Navy (2001–2005), David had worked as a pest control fumigator.
- After his first 4 years with the United States Air Force, he had wished to enlist in the United States Navy SEALs, the U.S. Navy‘s primary special operations force. However, since he used to weigh around 300 pounds at that time, he was rejected. To fulfill his dream, he had shed more than 110 pounds within 3 months through intensive training.
- Between 2008 and 2010, he had participated in 14 ultra-endurance races and had ended up in the ‘Top 5’ in 9 of them. During this phase of his career, he had also set a course record at the 48-hour national championships. He had broken the previous record by a margin of 20 miles and had covered a total distance of 203.5 miles. This feat had earned him a place in the 20 best ultramarathoners in the world.
- In May 2010, his doctor had detected a birth defect in him known as Atrial Septal Defect (ASD). The defect means that there is a hole between the atrial chambers of the heart, causing it to function at only about 75% of its capacity which prevents the human body from thriving in places located at very high or very low altitudes. He had then undergone surgery to correct the disorder.
- After American entrepreneur, author, and rapper Jesse Itzler had witnessed his performance at a 24-hour ultramarathon, he had hired him to live with him in his home for a month. Jesse had later described this experience on a blog and eventually published a book called Living With A SEAL.
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