- Born: 1975
- Weight: 200 lbs
- Occupation: Navy SEAL, former Tactical Air Control Party member
- Hobbies: ultra marathon running, doing an insane amount of pull ups
- Official Website: ShowNoWeakness.com
David Goggins might just be the fittest man on Earth.
Born in 1975, this beast of a man started running to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project after seeing several friends die in action. In just two months, he lost 100 pounds to become a Navy SEAL.
He picked the most challenging race he could think of and started racing.
At 280 lbs and no endurance experience, he just went after it.
While recognizing his own arrogance, he also admits that he doesn’t even enjoy the runs:
It’s a gesture from me, letting the families know their husbands or daughters did not die in vain.
What’s funny is that people do not believe me. I try to tell them the only reason I do it is to raise money for the foundation.
People respond to pain. If I go out and wash cars for $10, who gives a damn? People want to see you throw up, cry and go through tremendous suffering.
The more you learn about David Goggins, the more you can’t help but be amazed at his absolute endurance and unflinching desire to simply keep going. He also is working on setting the world record for most consecutive pull ups.
Check out all the resources for David Goggins below.
Major Races & Accomplishments
2008 – Kona Ironman World Championship – 11:24:01
2008 – MiWok 100k Race – 9:55:19
2007 – Leadville 100 – 22:15:36
2007 – Badwater Ultra – 25:49:40
2006 – Ultraman World Championship – 41:23:00
2006 – Badwater Ultra Marathon – 30:18:54
2006 – San Diego 100 Mi – 21:21:00
24 Hour World Record Pull up Attempt
In 2012, David twice attempted to complete the 24 hour world record for pull ups by surpassing 4020. He failed twice.
Nerve Rush Articles on David Goggins
- Human 2.0: The Long Run
- David Goggins Attempts 24 Hour Pull Up World Record on Today Show
- David Goggins to retry 24 Hour Pull Up World Record Attempt
Human 2.0: David Goggins
Runs 450 Miles a Month
David Goggins 2007 Badwater Ultramarathon
David Goggins Interview: Kona Ironman World Championships
Fittest Real Athletes
David Goggins 2007 Badwater Slideshow
Text Interviews & Articles about David Goggins
- http://www.slowtwitch.com/Interview/An_interview_with_US_Navy_Seal_David_Goggins_580.html – interview with Navy SEAL David Goggins about his colorful career as a military man and also a runner.
- http://triathlete-europe.competitor.com/2010/05/14/david-goggins-toughest-athlete-planet/ – article about Goggins detailing his accomplishments as an athlete.
- http://allswagga.com/blog/2010/07/29/david-goggins-show-no-weakness/ – some words of encouragement from David Goggins.
- http://davidgoggins.blogspot.com/ – David’s personal blog where he documents his personal opinions.
- http://www.stripes.com/news/special-reports/he-epitomizes-what-a-seal-is-1.105742 – Goggins is considered a hero beyond the battlefield.
- http://moja2run.blogspot.com/2008/10/david-goggins-video.html – this article praises the accomplishments of Goggins.
- http://www.runnersworld.com/article/0,7120,s6-243-560–12944-0,00.html – a Navy SEAL pushes himself to maniacal lengths to raise money for veterans’ families.
- http://www.outsideonline.com/outdoor-adventure/running/Fittest-Real-Athletes—150–David-Goggins.html – how Goggins got started in running.
- http://newhopeforaging.info/why-dave-goggins-doesnt-stop-when-facing-pain – giving anti-aging lessons from an elite ultra marathoner.
- http://www.ultracentric.com/blog/2007/11/2007-ultracentric-race-results/ – a recap on the 2007 UltraCentric Race.
- http://pages.minot.k12.nd.us/votech/File/resources/davidmcc.htm – Goggins goes to Magic City Campus to encourage young athletes to become better.
- http://www.thefitnesschamp.com/home/2011/1/2/fitness-spotlight-david-goggins.html – an article about David Goggins’ story.
- http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=46876 – story of a navy seal recruiter who finished strong in Badwater Ultramarathon.
Audio Interview with David Goggins
- http://www.sealswcc.com/navy-seal-interviews.aspx#.UDJDn6niZVU – a Navy SEAL podcast interview of David Goggins.
Video Interviews & Footage of David Goggins
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eltcS-qXr2k – interview of David Goggins prior to the 2008 Ford Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii.
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJNmE0tcul4 – interview of Goggins wherein he discusses his experiences with ultramarathons.
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kidOBV7yxY&feature=related – a video showing David Goggins running through the dessert in a monologue.
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHo8BpU9XCw – Goggins being interviewed after he finished third in the 2007 Badwater Ultramarathon. He shares his experiences in the race which lasted 25 hours and 49 minutes.
- http://www.maximisepotential.co.uk/david-goggins-ultimate-endurance-athlete/ – Goggins shown before and during a race.
- http://www.greatamericans.com/video/Athlete-Interview-David-Goggins – interview of David Goggins prior to the 2008 Ford Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii where he raised money for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation.