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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 & Aleeza's Living-Together Relationship
American athlete, David, was involved in a romantic affair with Aleeza, who is a Japanese nurse, but later returned to Japan after her visa. The former couple neither proclaimed to be married as well as their dating is a secret from the viewpoint of their fans.
The runner shared ten years of an age gap with his ex-girlfriend. During the time of dating, Goggins was 30, and his partner was only 20-years-old, but they maintained fantastic chemistry.
After dating for many years, the pair ended their happy relationship due to a lack of intimacy and broke up afterward. Regarding their intimate relationship, the two aren't much communicative in the media.
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 decided to run an ultra marathon 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 Ultra marathon.
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During a medical check-up, his doctor found a congenital disability, atrial septal defect (ASD). The condition refers to 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 Worth - $250 Thousand
The world record runner, Goggins, has a net worth of $250,000 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.
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.
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 Ultra marathon 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 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 7 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.
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 Ultra marathons
David Goggins decided to join in the Badwater-135 Ultra marathon. It is an invitation event and set foot in the 24-hour ultra marathon, San Diego One Day, in 2005. In the ultra marathon, 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 ultra marathon. Also, he finished the race in the overall 5th position, but the result wasn't notified at a world-class event.
David also competed into other ultra marathons, 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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