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David Goggins: The Toughest Athlete On The Planet?
| Jim Gourley
Posted on 10/02/2010 3:59:23 PM PDT by ventanax5
In 2005 Petty Officer First Class David Goggins life took a tragic turn. Several of his fellow U.S. Navy SEAL(s) were killed in a helicopter crash during a mission in Afghanistan. To honor them, Goggins vowed to raise money for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, which gives college scholarships and grants to the children of fallen special operations soldiers. Goggins rationalized that to raise money, he would have to do something extreme, something phenomenal something incredibly painful. He decided to race ultramarathons when he Googled the 10 most difficult feats in the world. First on the list was the Badwater Ultramarathon, a 135-mile footrace through Death Valley. He called the race organizers to inquire about entry.
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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ggg; goggins; navy; running; seal; specialforces; sports; triathlete; ultramarathon; usa; warriorfoundation
posted on 10/02/2010 3:59:24 PM PDT
Just read the article. Holy ——! This guy redefines what it means to be a man.
posted on 10/02/2010 4:08:48 PM PDT
("It is only when we've lost everything, that we are free to do anything" -- Fight Club)
posted on 10/02/2010 4:17:25 PM PDT
(If the right has TEABAGGERS, then the left has SCUMBAGGERS and DOUCHEBAGGERS!!!)
Over the past two years, Goggins has achieved numerous incredible feats of athleticism, confounding people who try to classify him. Is he an athlete? A stunt performer? A genetic phenomenon? A superhuman?
No. He is a SEAL.
He says that he hates to swim, hates to bike, hates to run and still does them all on a daily basisprecisely because he hates to.
That's the reason he secedes. The SEALs don't want a superman who has an easy time of it. They want someone who won't quit.
posted on 10/02/2010 4:19:29 PM PDT
He may not be the Toughest Athlete On The Planet, but he’s an order-of-magnitude tougher than me.
posted on 10/02/2010 4:20:22 PM PDT
(The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
posted on 10/02/2010 4:25:58 PM PDT
(Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
Cool, I see he has been meeting some of his goals - $300K to the charity
posted on 10/02/2010 4:43:03 PM PDT
(What are you doing now that Mexico has become OUR Chechnya?)
Wow. And I complaing about “scaling up” to two miles...
posted on 10/02/2010 5:05:13 PM PDT
by Toirdhealbheach Beucail
(Am fear nach gheibh na h-airm 'n am na sith, cha bith iad aige 'nam a chogaidh)
Just awesome! He’s certainly honoring his fellow Seals, who died in Afghanistan.
posted on 10/02/2010 5:12:31 PM PDT
Graduated BUD(S), graduated Ranger School, graduated USAF combat controller school, *and* he’s one of the world’s best endurance athletes? Chuck Norris thinks this guy is a badass.
posted on 10/02/2010 5:27:21 PM PDT
("By all that you hold dear on this good Earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West!")
He decided to race ultramarathons when he Googled the 10 most difficult feats in the world.
I am sure getting a true conservative elected President of the United States came up #1.
He of course figured that was too difficult even for him.
posted on 10/02/2010 5:43:17 PM PDT
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