Much must have been saying about David Goggins, the toughest or fittest man in the world; America’s great athlete, who has received numerous awards for his great abilities as an ultra marathon runner, triathlete, and ultra long-distance cyclist, as well as a unique record holder for the most pull-ups in 24 hours. He is, perhaps best known for his superhuman strength and ultra-endurance achievements and for his career as a Navy SEAL, but there is one part of him that is rarely mentioned – his personal life, his wife, or possibly his girlfriend or even his children if he has any.
Who is David Goggins’ Wife?
Although David Goggins is famous for his long list of professional achievements, he has not revealed his private life, so little is known about his family, especially his love life. Nevertheless, there are still a few facts we were able to dig up about his most secret life. David was once married to his lovely wife Aleeza. He is said to have married his beautiful wife in 2010 in a presumably secret wedding. Aleeza is not only his wife but also a nurse who was also part of his support team. David is basically not famous in social media because he is not a fan of social media and he is not good at taking pictures with someone from the public. He also doesn’t like to make statements about his relationships. However, in an interview with the media about her husband’s performance, Aleeza made some shocking revelations about David, one of which is that he hates running or cycling.
According to Aleeza, David never enjoys any of the above-mentioned sports but engages in these sports mainly to attract attention and raise money. She said that even though she often worries about the pain he causes himself, she can’t do anything about it because he is the kind of person you can’t talk him out of whatever he is motivated to do, no matter how agonizing it may seem. There is information about David’s Kids.
Other facts you need to know About David Goggins
David had a Rough Childhood:
Although the famous African-American makes a wonderful career, he often talks about his “unhappy” childhood first with his father, who in his opinion was very abusive and brutal in his dealings with him, his siblings, and his mother. Secondly, about his ordeal as a child living in a small town in Indiana, where he believes people are approached or treated on the basis of their skin color. Another sad moment in his life was when his stepfather Wilmoth was shot dead in front of their house. He said his mother’s marriage with Wilmoth was supposed to bring him into a new and better phase of life, but it was broken off when an unknown person drove into her garage to shoot him in 1989.
David Began his Career as a Navy SEAL:
Since David couldn’t finish high school, he wanted to join the US Air Force Pararescue, but after failing ASVAB twice, he was accepted into “The Pipeline” (Pararescue training) and later joined the US Air Force Tactical Air Force Air Control Party (TACP). In 2001 he successfully completed the BUD/S training with class 235 and was assigned to the SEAL Team FIVE. He was also the first to complete the U.S. Armed Forces SEAL Training, the U.S. Army Ranger School, and the Air Force Tactical Air Traffic Controller Training. Among the highlights of all his achievements are
- 2006: 2nd place — Ultraman World Championships, a double-ironman distance race widely considered as the world’s most difficult triathlon;
- 2007: 3rd place — Badwater 135 – a 135-mile ultramarathon across Death Valley widely known as the world’s most difficult foot race;
- 2007: 1st place — 48-Hour National Championship endurance foot race, where he ran 203.5 miles, exceeding the previous record by 20 miles;
- 2013: World record for most pull-ups in a 24 hour period (4,030);
- 2007 – 2016 — additional top finishes at the world’s most grueling endurance races, including The HURT 100, Leadville 100, Western States.
He Struggled with Serious Health Issues:
Although he may appear as the strongest or toughest in the world, David Goggins suffers from several health problems – he is asthmatic and has a hole in his heart. What’s more, his lower legs have suffered multiple stress fractures as a result of his rigorous exercise and jumping from planes and helicopters at high and low altitudes. Yet, almost every day he wakes up at 3 a.m. to begin his 15-mile run and 25-mile bike ride to work at the Coronado Marine Amphibious Base in California. David does this to challenge himself and to raise money to help fund children whose parents died during the war. He even suffered from kidney failure around the 70-mile mark and has shin splints. But according to him, his two mental strategies – visualization and self-talk – learned during his training as a Navy SEAL helped him endure and gain physical resilience so that he could hold himself accountable.
David is a Humanitarian:
David joined the San Diego race in 2005 with the sole purpose of raising more money for charity. After his return from a failed mission in Afghanistan, David decided to devote his time and energy to making the world a better place and to contribute to it. He then decided to help the military families who lost their fathers in the war. In 2012, he reportedly did 24-hour chin-ups to win the Guinness World Record for the most chin-ups in a 24-hour period. He continued to do so until he broke that record in 4021. His fifth place in Kiehl’s Badwater Ultra Marathon helped him raise $20,000 for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. So far he has raised over $300,000 for charity, and he believes he can do more.
Height and Weight
The ultra-endurance athlete is over six feet tall and weighs 190 pounds. In the late 1990s, he weighed about 300 pounds, after which he was told that he was too heavy to survive SEAl training. To qualify, the athlete brought his body weight back to 190 pounds after three months of rigorous training. Currently, he is maintaining his 190-pound body weight through a good diet, among other things.