David Goggins (born 1975) is a Navy SEAL and former Tactical Air Control Party member TACP who served in Afghanistan and is an ultramarathon runner. After several of his friends died in Afghanistan, Goggins began long-distance running to raise money. In 2005, Goggins entered the 24 hour race in San Diego and was able to run 100 miles in under 19 hours, despite never having run a marathon before. Since then, Goggins has competed in many different long distance running events such as the Las Vegas Marathon and the Badwater 135 miler, where he placed highly. By Novembe, 2008, Goggins had raised $200,000 for the soldiers' families.
In 2008 he was named a "Hero of Running" by Runner's World.
On 20 January 2013, Goggins broke the world record for the most pull-ups done in 24 hours. He completed 4,025 pull-ups in 17 hours, to set a new world record.
California Coastal Swim
Goggins will participate in the Night Train Swimmers's attempt to set the world record for the longest non-stop ocean relay swim in history with its planned 228-mile (367 km) attempt to swim down the California coast from Point Conception to Coronado in August 2013. He will run concurrently along the California coast while captain Vito Bialla guides Phil Cutti, David Holscher, Zach Jirkovsky, Luane Rowe, Blair Cannon, and Grace van der Byl in the ocean along the California coast. Mike Trevino will also run while Senator Bob Kerrey and Mike Thornton will finish with the swimmers.