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David Goggins on TV

Thursday, December 11, 2008  
Posted by: Edie Rosenthal
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NBC Features David Goggins

Celebrating its thirtieth anniversary this year, the Ford Ironman World Championship will be showcased on NBC this Saturday, Dec. 13, from 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. ET featuring SOWF supporter and Navy SEAL, David Goggins. The 90-minute special, highlighting the ultimate test of endurance, determination and courage, has won a total of 14 Emmy Awards during the race's illustrious history. Emmy-Award winning narrator, Al Trautwig will provide the voiceover for this year's broadcast.

The broadcast is shot on location each year in Kailua- Kona, Hawaii as more than 1,700 of the world's fittest athletes from all walks of life brave the harsh elements, while attempting to earn the title of "Ironman." Athletes ranging from 18 to 79 years of age competed in the world-famous 140.6-mile odyssey: a 2.4-mile Pacific Ocean swim, a 112-mile bike ride and a 26.2-mile marathon in a classic battle against the sweltering heat - and themselves.

David Goggins, a member of the NavySEALS, as well as an endurance athlete who has completed several ultramarathons. He races to raises money in honor of 11 military personnel who were killed in Afghanistan in 2005 - Goggins attended training school with four of them. He has raised nearly $300,000 for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, which pays the college tuition for children of special-operations personnel killed in the line of duty.


 

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