A lot must have been said about David Goggins, the toughest or the fittest man on Earth; America’s great athlete who has earned numerous accolades for his great skills as an ultra-marathon runner, triathlete ultra-distance cyclist, and for being a one-time record holder for the most pull-ups done in 24 hours. He is, perhaps best known for his superhuman feats of strength and ultra-endurance and for his career as a Navy SEAL, but there is a part of him that is rarely mentioned- his personal life, his wife or possibly his girlfriend or even his kids, if he has any.
Who is David Goggins’ Wife?
Despite being famous following his long list of career achievements, David Goggins has not been open about his personal life hence, little is known about his family, particularly about 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 what is believed to be a secret wedding. Aside from being his wife, Aleeza is also a nurse who has also been part of his support team. David is not famous on the social media basically because he is not a fan of the social media neither is he good at taking pictures with anyone in the public. He is also not fond of making 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 riding the bike.
According to Aleeza, David never enjoys any of the above-named kind of sports but that he engages himself in them basically because he wants to gain attention and to raise money. She said even though she often gets worried about the pain he often puts himself through, she could do nothing about it because he is the kind that cannot be talked out of anything he is motivated to do no matter how torturous it appears. 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 has a wonderful career, he often talks about his “unhappy” childhood first with his father who according to him, was very abusive and brutal in dealing with him, his siblings and his mother. Second is his ordeal as a child living in a small town in Indiana where, according to him, people are addressed or treated based on the color of their skin. Another sad moment of his life was when his stepfather Wilmoth was shot at the front of their house. He said his mother’s marriage to Wilmoth was meant to bring him into a new and better phase of life but it was cut short when an unknown person drove into their garage in 1989 to shot him dead.
David Began his Career as a Navy SEAL:
Being unable to graduate from high school, David had wanted to join the United States Air Force Pararescue but after failing the ASVAB twice, he gained entrance into ‘The Pipeline’ (Pararescue training) and later joined the United States Air Force Tactical Air Control Party (TACP). He then successfully graduated from BUD/S training in 2001 with Class 235 and was assigned to SEAL Team FIVE. He also became the first to complete the U.S. Armed Forces SEAL training, U.S. Army Ranger School, and Air Force Tactical Air Controller training. Highlights of all his achievements include:
- 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 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 world’s strongest or toughest, David Goggins suffers from multiple health issues – he is asthmatic and has a hole in his heart. More so, his lower legs suffered multiple stress fractures as a result of his rigorous exercises and jumping out of planes and helicopters at high and low altitudes. Nevertheless, he wakes up 3 a.m. nearly every day to begin his 15-mile run and 25 miles bicycling to work at Naval Amphibious Base Coronado, Calif. David does this to challenge himself and to raise money to help fund children whose parents died during the war. He even suffered kidney failure around the 70-mile mark and has shin splints But according to him, his two mental strategies: visualization and self-talk – which he learned during his Navy SEAL training, helped him endure and gain physical toughness and let him hold himself accountable.
David is a Humanitarian:
David joined the San Diego race in 2005 with the sole aim of raising more money for charity. After his return from the Mission gone bad in Afghanistan, David decided to dedicate his time and strength in helping to make the world a better place and to play a part in doing so, he then chose to help the military families who have lost their fathers to war. In 2012 he was reported to be doing 24-hour pull-ups in a bid to win the Guinness World Record for most pull-ups in a 24-hour period. He continued to do it until he completed 4021 to beat the record. His winning fifth position at the Kiehl’s Badwater Ultramarathon helped him raise $20,000 for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. He has so far raised over $300,000 for charity and he believes there’s still more he can do.
Height and Weight:
The ultra-endurance athlete is over 6 feet tall and weighs 190pounds. In the late 1990s, he weighed about 300 pounds after which he was told that he was too heavy to make it through SEAl training. In order to qualify, the athlete got his body weight back to 190 pounds after a three months rigorous training. Currently, he maintains a body weight of 190pounds through good dieting among other things.