David Goggins


1994–1999 (USAF)
2001–2015 (USN)
Former Guinness world record holder
for Pull-ups (4030 in 17 hours)

About David Goggins

David Goggins is a retired United States Navy SEAL, ultramarathon runner, ultra-distance cyclist, triathlete, motivational speaker, and author. Known for his extraordinary physical endurance and mental resilience, Goggins has inspired millions through his story of transformation and perseverance against the odds. He was born on February 17, 1975, in Buffalo, New York. Despite facing significant challenges early in life, including poverty, prejudice, and physical abuse, Goggins’ upbringing in Buffalo played a crucial role in shaping his unyielding spirit and determination.

Goggins’ military career is marked by exceptional achievements, including graduating from Army Ranger School with the distinction of being enlisted as a “Top Honor Man” and enduring multiple hell weeks as part of Navy SEAL training. His transition into one of the world’s most recognized endurance athletes began as a means to raise funds for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, leading him to set records in numerous endurance events.

Apart from his athletic accomplishments, David Goggins has become a powerful motivational speaker and bestselling author. His memoir, “Can’t Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds,” chronicles his life’s story from his difficult beginnings in Buffalo to becoming a man who routinely pushes the limits of what is humanly possible. In his talks and through his book, Goggins shares insights on overcoming adversity, pushing beyond perceived limitations, and the power of self-discipline, drawing heavily on his own experiences.

Goggins’ connection to Buffalo, NY, is more than just a birthplace; it is a backdrop to the early challenges that honed his resilience and tenacity. Though he has lived in various places during his military and athletic career, the lessons learned and the hardships faced in Buffalo have remained a foundational part of his incredible journey to becoming a symbol of endurance, willpower, and motivation for people around the world.