Inspiring personalities – U.S. Navy Seal David Goggins

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David Goggins sleeps three hours a night. He has a resting heart rate of 32 beats per minute. He wakes up at 3.a.m. and runs 15 to 20 miles. He commutes 25 miles to work by bicycle. He is the only person to complete Navy SEALS “Hell Week” three times. He is the only person to complete Tactical Air Control, SEAL and Army Ranger training. With no special training, David Goggins ran 100 miles in 18 hours. In finishing that race, in 2006, he suffered stress fractures in his feet and shins, urinated blood and lost control of his bowels. David Goggins completed 10 100-mile races in 2007. He finished third at the 2007 Badwater, a 135-mile trek through Death Valley known as “The World’s Toughest Footrace.” He once ran 203.5 miles in 48 hours.

“With the Special Ops Warrior Foundation’s help, we put 266 kids through college last year. And that’s what keeps me going. I’ll be honest, I don’t like running. I don’t like biking. I don’t like swimming. I do it to raise money. But, now that I’m in this sport, I want to see how far I can push myself. What makes me tick is that pain you feel when you do these ultramarathons. I love knowing that everyone’s suffering because I know I can suffer just a little bit more. I can take a lot of pain.”… Continue reading


4 thoughts on “Inspiring personalities – U.S. Navy Seal David Goggins

  1. I started following David Goggins online a few years ago- but seems like he has vanished. The man is awesome- a true inspiration who I think about often on my long runs when the pain starts to set in deep. Does anyone have any info. on where the guy is- or what he is up to these days??

    • Hi Nathan,
      David is indeed an inspiration, I was asking myself the same question, “Where is he now!” there was a post on a Facebook page dedicated to David where it stated on 11th July 2012

      “I’m not sure exactly what David is up to these days, last I heard he had some heart problems (go figure), so if you get any information on him, please feel free to share as well”

      So, I would like his Facebook page ( ) where I’m sure there will be some updates in light of this recent news.

      I also share your thoughts when I’m training to the point where pain really plays with my mind. Stay in touch and wish you all the best.

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