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David Goggins

Manish Published On Fri Nov 01 2019   Modified On Tue Dec 03 2019
David Goggins

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Full NameDavid Goggins
First NameDavid
Last NameGoggins
Birth CityBuffalo, New York
Birth CountryUnited States
Father NameTrunnis Goggins
Gender IdentityMale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusDivorced
SpouseAleeza Goggins (M. 2005: Divorced)
EducationBUD/S Training - Class 235 (2001)
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Date of BirthFebruary 17,1975
Age44 years


    Body and Relation Status of David Goggins

    What is David Goggins marital status ?Divorced
    Who is David Goggins married with?Aleeza Goggins (M. 2005: Divorced)

    American runner, David Goggins, is well known for his fantastic strength and exceptional endurance. He is also a World pull-up record holder with an overall 4,030 pulls-ups in 17 hours. He recently guests appeared as a former navy seal in the talk-show, Home & Family.

    Goggins was born on 17th February 1975, in Buffalo, New York, United States. Moreover, he is an American by his nationality and belongs to African-American ethnicity. Let's take a glimpse of Goggins' personal life.

    Goggins' Marital Relationship with Aleeza Goggins

    American athlete, David, was married to his estranged wife, Aleeza Goggins, in 2005 in a private ceremony, inviting their close friends and family members. The bride was dressed in a white gown with a crown of flowers, and Goggins wore a white tuxedo and a white flower on his left pocket.

     As a matter of fact, the runner shares 10 years age gap with his spouse, and at the time of their wedding ceremony, he was 30, and his bride was only 20 years old. 

    Photo of David Goggins
    Image: David Goggins has an amazing stamina to run any ultramarathon. 
    Source: Department of Defense

    The pair, however, failed to handle their married life, and after years of marriage, they officially divorced. However, the couple is yet to reveal the reason of their split. After divorcing, David prefers to remain single, focusing on his athletic career. 

    Faced Severe Health Issues

    Goggins suffered from obesity after he gained 300 pounds weight during the four years of training in the Air Force in the late 1990s. Due to his heavyweight, he failed to pass through SEAL training, but in less than three months, he made a comeback with 190 pounds weight.

    David Goggins amazing transformation
    Picture: David Goggins' journey from pre-SEAL to SEAL. 
    Source: Instagram @davidgoggins

    David decided to run an ultramarathon to raise money for charity, but he was 280 pounds from years in 2005. After eight months, he weighed 177 pounds and ran Kiehl's Badwater Ultramarathon.

    Check out the David Goggins' Eye-Opening Speech

    During a medical check-up, his doctor found a congenital disability, atrial septal defect (ASD), which is a hole between the atrial chambers of his heart that only functions at 75 percent capacity in May 2010. However, he further did a surgery that removes his congenital heart defect. More to that, he also had Asthma, but he seems to be better now.

    Net Value - $250 Thousand

    The world record runner, Goggins, has a net value of $250 Thousand as of 2019. Similarly, he receives a handsome sum of payroll from his profession. In the United States, an athlete makes $50,650 as an annual salary, reported by CareerExplorer.

    David frequently appears in numerous television shows as a guest, just like on the first episode of Goggins on Fox and Friends, which gained such popularity on the show. He also guests appeared on shows like The Joe Rogan Experiences, Today, and many more.

    Charitable Works

    David is actively involved in philanthropist activities. In 2012, he donated $20,000 to the charity after his attempt to broke the world's most pull-ups.

    David Goggins hugging a marathon runner
    Photo: David Goggins is celebrating the marathon for the charity. 
    Source: Business Insider

    During the war in Afghanistan, Goggins' many friends died in a helicopter crash during Operation Red Wings in 2005. Since then, he began to raise money for the Special Operation Warrior Foundation. After he completed the Badwater Ultramarathon three times, he enabled to raise funds in a total of $2 Million for the foundation.

    Wrote a Notable Book

    As an author, David wrote a book, "Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds" in 2018. The book is about his marvelous life story, which teaches not to give up till your last breathe. 

    The cover of Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds
    Picture: David Goggins wrote a book, Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds. 
    Source: Amazon

    The price of Goggins' book is listed in the print price of $17.99, and the digital price is shown as $9.99, but you can buy it at $7.99, saving $10.00 (56%), including free international wireless delivery. On the other hand, it costs $18.49 for hardcover, which consists of used ($29.93) and one new ($18.99).

    Involved in the Military Force

    David Goggins decided to get involved in the Air Force Pararescue but didn't pass his ASVAB test. He later enrolled in Pararescue training. He further involved in the Air Force Tactical Air Control Party. After serving for several years, he left the Air Force.

    David Goggins is training for the Navy Seal
    Picture: David Goggins is assigned to SEAL Team Five after three attempts. 
    Source: CNBC

    Goggins attempt to pass the BUD/S training but wasn't successful until the fourth time and graduated with Class 235 in 2001. He was then assigned to SEAL Team FIVE and served in Iraq. Four years later, he further graduated from Army Ranger School, carrying the name of Top Honor Man. He then retired with the rank of Chief Petty Officer.

    Participates in Ultramarathons

    David Goggins decided to join in the Badwater-135 Ultramarathon, an invitation event and set foot in the 24-hour ultramarathon, San Diego One Day, in 2005. In the ultramarathon, he made a run about 101 miles in 19 hours and 6 minutes, which was his first marathon.

    Goggins further qualified into the Boston Marathon and then entered into the Badwater-135 ultramarathon. Also, he finished the race in the overall 5th position, but the result wasn't notified at a world-class event.

    David Goggins running in the ultramarathon
    Photo: David Goggins is running in the Badwater-135 Ultramarathon. 
    Source: The New York Post

    David also competed into other ultramarathons, like Las Vegas Marathon. After looking at his passion and dedication, a global sports magazine, Runner's World named him as the "Hero of Running" in 2008.

    Holds the World Record of Most Pull-Ups

    The 44-years-old, David went to on the news talk-show, Today where he first attempted to beat the world record for the most pull-ups done in overall 24 hours on 27th September 2012. During that time, he completed 2,588 pull-ups in 13.5 hours.

    The runner again tried to break the world record of most pull-ups but reached 3,207 in 12 hours. He later had a severe injury in his left pain swallowing on 27th November 2012.

    Take a look at David Goggins' Pull-ups Attempt for World Record

    David finally succeeds to reach the world record in his third try, and put a new record, finishing pull-ups over 4,030 in less than 18 hours. The event took place on 19th January 2013 in Brentwood near Los Angeles, California, when Goggins became the world record holder.

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