David Goggins is an American ultramarathon runner, ultra-distance cyclist.
Goggins is also a triathlete, public speaker, and author. He is a retired United States Navy Seal and former United States Air Force Tactical Air Control Party member who served in the Iraq war.
Goggins served in the United States Air Force from 1994 to 1999 and also served in the United States Navy from 2001 to 2015.
He was born on February 17, 1975, in Buffalo, New York, United States. Higgins grew up with his parents and brother in Williamsville, New York. Goggins and other members of his family had to suffer constant abuse from his father till he was able to finally escape with his mother.
Goggins applied to join the United States Air Force Pararescue but after he was accepted into training failed his ASVAB twice. During his training, he was also diagnosed with sickle cell trait and was removed from training. Goggins was later given an option to restart his training after he returned, but he declined the offer.
Higgins later completed his training in the US Air Force Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) training and worked as TACP.
He also successfully graduated from BUD/S training with class 235 in 2001 after 3 attempts and was assigned to Seal Team 5. He later also graduated from Army Ranger School in 3004 and received the “Top Enlisted Man” Award.
In 2005, Goggins entered the San Diego On Day, a 24-hour ultra-marathon and was able to run 101 miles in 19 hours 6 minutes. He completes Las Vegas Marathon in a time that qualified him for the Boston Marathon.
Exactly three months after completing his first Badwater ultramarathon in 2006, Goggins competed for the Ultra World Championship Triathlon in Hawaii and placed second in the 3-day, 32p-mile race.
Goggins achieved his best finish in 2007 at the Badwater-135 and placed third overall. In 2008 he was named the”Hero of Running” by Runners World.
Goggins’s net worth is estimated to be $2.5 million.