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  • Writer's pictureMarcus Kowal

Running with David Goggins

If you’ve been looking for a jolt of motivation to tackle life’s challenges, then look no further than David Goggins.

David Goggins’ book “Can’t Hurt Me'' is probably the book I recommend to people more than any other book when they start their health and fitness journey. In fact, no matter where on the spectrum you are on your fitness and growth progression, I’ll recommend you to read it, because it will inspire and motivate anyone. There’s a lot of books on health and fitness transformations but Goggins’ book is on a different level for two major reasons:

  1. No one has taken their health and fitness transformation further: With a world record in the most amount of pull-ups in 24 hours (4,030) and over 60 ultra-marathons and ultra-triathlons, including MOAB 240 (240 miles of running), Goggins “Walks the walk”.

  2. Goggins used to be obese and speaks very openly about his struggles and constant internal fight with “his old, overweight self’, which is very inspiring and relatable to most.

David Goggins has been a huge inspiration to me when it comes to running and Ultra Marathons, which has been a big part of our nonprofit Liam’s Life Foundation’s fund and awareness-raising (dubbed “Runraising”) ventures. For all these reasons, it’s an honor to be able to announce that David Goggins is coming to run with us during his 4 x 4 x 48!

David Goggins’ 4 x 4 x 48 is a virtual run created 3 years ago, where the participants run 4 miles every 4 miles for 48 hours, totalling an ultramarathon of 48 miles. You can watch David Goggins explaining the challenge here.

Don’t worry, I’m not asking you to run the full 48 mile ultra marathon (unless you want to of course!). I am, however, asking you to come run 4 miles with us from Hermosa Beach Pier southbound for 2 miles into Redondo Beach and back.

During this year’s Goggins 4 x 4 x 48 Challenge, Goggins will be running each 4-mile stretch with different groups, Starting in Las Vegas and working his way down from Northern California to San Diego. On Sunday, March 6th, at 12:00 pm, David Goggins will run the 4-mile stretch with us, for our nonprofit Liam’s Life Foundation and against drunk driving.

If you live in the Los Angeles area and you’re interested in running with us, you can either do the whole 4 x 4 x 48 with us or join us for some of the runs to support. If you can’t do that, at least come out and do 4 miles with us on Sunday, 12:00 pm at Hermosa Beach, as David Goggins runs with Liam’s Life Foundation with us, in our efforts to end drunk driving.

For me, it’s a huge honour to get to run with someone who has been such an inspiration to so many and who continues to challenge himself in the quest of testing the limit of our mind’s resilience and mental toughness. David Goggins is the definition of mental strength and grit. David Goggins used to be very overweight himself, before starting his weight loss transformation. Since then, his accomplishments speak for themselves: the only human to do Navy SEAL’s BUDs (Basic Underwater Demolition) three times; World record holder of the most amount of pull-ups in a 24-hour period (4,030); New York Times best seller; and a MOAB 240 runner-up.

As mentioned earlier, David Goggins has been a huge inspiration to me when it comes to the many runs that we have done for Liam’s Life Foundation and it has long been a dream to be able to run with Goggins for the Foundation.

If you want to join us for the 4-mile run with David Goggins in support of the fight against drunk driving and the need for organ donors, join us at Hermosa Beach Pier at 12 pm on March 6th. In order to know how many people will join us at the event, please RSVP to our event here.

If you can’t join us to run, I hope you can support the fight against drunk driving by donating, as the fight to educate a population of over 300 million is both time-consuming and costly. To stay up to date with our efforts and advancements, please visit Liam’s Life Foundation.

I would highly suggest planning to arrive at least 30 minutes before the run since parking can be tricky in Hermosa beach on a Sunday.




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