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David Goggins Q&A

How old am I? I’m 35 years old. I’ve been in the military for 16 years. You can find more information about me at davidgoggins.com. When is my next race? My problems with sickle cell during training have made my … Continue reading

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Heart surgery setback

In May 2009, I had my first heart surgery. Everything I just told you about, I did with a hole the size of a poker chip in my heart. I was training for a cross country, 11-day, 3,000 mile bike … Continue reading

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9/11

My first orders were to ship overseas to Afghanistan to be the Prime Minister’s body guard. I graduated at 200 lbs. Somewhat intimidating, but not enough. In security, your first line of defense is intimidation. So I gained all of … Continue reading

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First let me tell you how I met my wife

In Seal training, you pee on yourself. You’re in this freezing water, and peeing on yourself gives you a few seconds of warmth. So you just get used to it. Everybody does it. I’m out on a date with a … Continue reading

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Navy Seal

I was the 71st African-American to ever graduate from Navy Seal training. More than 11,000 soldiers have graduated to date. I was the only African-American out of my Seal class of 161. You had to swim 12:30 to pass the … Continue reading

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Ecolab

After getting cut from the Colts, I went back home and got a job at Ecolab. One of my clients was Steak & Shake, which always gave me a free shake. On the way home from work, I’d get a … Continue reading

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David Goggins: Navy Seal, Ultramarathoner

“Thank you Timothy. That was the best intro I’ve ever had. I can tell you put a lot of preparation into that.” Goggins is at the podium. He is tall and lean. Taller and more muscular than you’d think for … Continue reading

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