Skip to comments.David Goggins: The Toughest Athlete On The Planet?
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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Just read the article. Holy ——! This guy redefines what it means to be a man.
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.
He may not be the Toughest Athlete On The Planet, but he’s an order-of-magnitude tougher than me.
What a story.
Cool, I see he has been meeting some of his goals - $300K to the charity
Wow. And I complaing about “scaling up” to two miles...
Just awesome! He’s certainly honoring his fellow Seals, who died in Afghanistan.
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.
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.
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