30 Days to Overcome the Biggest Challenge of my Life

  • Published: 11 November 2018
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    For the past 4 years Matt has put 'Completing a Half Ironman' on his list of biggest goals. But he's always put it off due to fear and procrastination. Until now, where, along with his friend Conor, he overcomes endless doubt, fear, uncertainty and lack of training to go compete head on in a race that once seemed impossible to him...all with only 30 days of training.

    Special people to thank for making this episode happen:

    Conor for always being down for the most insane challenges. Check out his RUclip.Mobi channel here: https://ruclip.mobi/channel/UC1E5Ti2P70zZxA4osS2MhiA

    Rich Roll for being both an inspiration and mentor throughout this whole process. Check out his RUclip.Mobi channel here: ruclip.mobi/video/videos

    h also has a great podcast which you can find here: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-rich-roll-podcast/id582272991?mt=2)

    Gina Baski and the whole Trifit team for teaching Matt the essentials and allowing him to train in their incredible gym. Visit trifitla.com/ to train for your triathlon.

    Fuji Bikes @fujibikes for supplying both Conor and Matt with their bike.

    @andreeashem for the epic cinematography

    Thank you to @itsnicoyeager for lending us his drone for the day!

    And of course, the organizers of the Ironman for putting together such a life-changing event and allowing us to film this experience.

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    Hosts: Thomas Brag, Ammar Kandil, Matt Dajer
    Editors: Thomas Brag, Thomas Dajer
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  • Yes Theory
    Yes Theory   3 months back

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    • Bella Hamlin
      Bella Hamlin  1 months back

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    • Chris Swenke
      Chris Swenke  2 months back

      Wanna run a 100 mile race with me?

    • UltimatumGaming
      UltimatumGaming  2 months back

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    • Jibie Joseph
      Jibie Joseph  3 months back

      A year ago on Thanksgiving Day my older cousin ran a 5K known as, "Turkey Trot." This race was a thing on his resolution to finish before the year was over. On that same day last year he asked that one from his two sisters and/or my brother and I to run in the Turkey Trot with him in 2018. Knowing me and the idea I keep close about, "Putting your words to action." I decided that same day I would do the Turkey Trot with my cousin in 2018. Sure enough on November 18th, 2018 I made the ultimate decision that there was no turning back. Even though I haven't trained AT ALL compared to him. I ran the turkey trot. I placed 94 of 139 Females in my age group. Not only would I like to thank my cousin, family, and supporters. I'd like to thank Yes Theory for motivating me that even if I feel like the world is saying I CAN'T do it or I WON'T make it. There is just an apostrophe separating what we have yet to discover.

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      ILuvKew2 XD  3 months back

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  • Thomas Campos-cornell
    Thomas Campos-cornell  7 hours back

    Ammar running with donuts struggling to keep up 😂😂😂😂

    • Whitney Anderson
      Whitney Anderson  3 days back

      I want to seek discomfort!!!!!!

      • Nesha V. Frazier
        Nesha V. Frazier  4 days back

        So much about this is powerful but you guys are amazing

        • lil pudge
          lil pudge  7 days back

          Matt this was a huge inspiration to me and I hope to do the same some day. Since this came out I have been really trying to get back in shape, thanks.

          • Meaghan Gokas
            Meaghan Gokas  1 weeks back

            I decided that i will now head to the gym

            • Valerie Santoyo
              Valerie Santoyo  1 weeks back

              can someone please tell me what’s playing at 16:15

              • Jasmine Ruiz
                Jasmine Ruiz  1 weeks back

                That’s so crazy!!! That’s my hometown Imperial Beach ,Ca!!!

                • Lafeo 007
                  Lafeo 007  1 weeks back

                  you guys really need better tshirt designs like for real

                  • Ian Fellows
                    Ian Fellows  2 weeks back

                    Buddy my grandma has done two full iron men no bs

                    • Naomi Calvert
                      Naomi Calvert  2 weeks back

                      truely inspiring

                      • Patrick Martucci
                        Patrick Martucci  2 weeks back

                        Connor and Matt: you guys are legends!

                        • Juliana Porto
                          Juliana Porto  2 weeks back

                          I would've been done at the sea tho lol

                          Although the video of Amar doing a marathon inspired me and my mom agreed to run with me lol

                          • April’s Life
                            April’s Life  2 weeks back

                            I started crying when they crossed the finish line 😭😭

                            • Jana Duračková
                              Jana Duračková  3 weeks back

                              You know what guys? Ever since i started running, i wanted to do some kind of race...and i think you inspired me to, "tomorrow"(today, its 1 am), when I wake up, i will sign up for a half marathon...

                              • Amelie Watts
                                Amelie Watts  3 weeks back

                                My dad did this in our home island and they call it a granite man but on the day it was poring with rain it wasn’t that bad

                                • Danielle Emma
                                  Danielle Emma  3 weeks back

                                  I fucking love this channel. SO MUCH.

                                  • Lucy Bs
                                    Lucy Bs  3 weeks back

                                    You guys are AMAZING.

                                    • The Dudelino
                                      The Dudelino  3 weeks back

                                      Next time hit up @caseyneistat. He is really, really experienced in this. But probably like a month before the race, not...4 days :O)
                                      Even though - fuck that, you've rocked this the first time.

                                      • Lieve V.D.H
                                        Lieve V.D.H  3 weeks back

                                        Since I was 10 I've been doing (kid) triathlons, I've always loved it and trained for hard for every competitions but last I suddenly became very ill and lost all my muscle, stamina and sadly motivation in the span of a few months. Since then it's been so hard keeping myself motivated, but this video reminded me to keep going, thanks so much for this.

                                        • Rimeheart
                                          Rimeheart  3 weeks back

                                          I am so grateful to have found this channel and amazing community!

                                          • Quinn Sullivan
                                            Quinn Sullivan  3 weeks back

                                            Ha my dad did a iroman to exept full ironman

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                                              Indian Soul  3 weeks back

                                              @Dream of living life 🔥 @YesTheory

                                              • Gizmo
                                                Gizmo  3 weeks back

                                                Best Channel on YouTube

                                                • Dylan Urquiaga
                                                  Dylan Urquiaga  3 weeks back

                                                  *The fire fighter is a monster*

                                                  • Colton Mccoy
                                                    Colton Mccoy  4 weeks back

                                                    Lowkey I would be fine on the bike part but I would die on the running and the swimming

                                                    • billy boo
                                                      billy boo  4 weeks back

                                                      I’m currently binging all Yes Theory videos and none other has given me as much inspiration as this. Thank you ❤️

                                                      • Le'Olani Capati
                                                        Le'Olani Capati  4 weeks back

                                                        was this done in san diego , cause i coulda sworn that this was at IB 10 min away from my house.

                                                        • XRagingRed
                                                          XRagingRed  4 weeks back

                                                          This is now on my bucket list

                                                          • Deadly Skill15
                                                            Deadly Skill15  1 months back

                                                            14:06 on my bike trip I went with my class my teacher told me something that his old teacher told him something. right after we went up this long hill that there’s going to be a voice in your head. Think of him as a little man in your head telling you to “relax it doesn’t matter if you finish this, just relax and forget about it no body will get mad at you for giving up” and do you know what my teacher said. He said to grab that little man and put him between your shoulder blades and CRUSH THE LITTLE MAN, grab the little man and put him on the front of your tire and run him over, over and over again, to make the little man quiet.

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                                                              • Anthony Abrahantes
                                                                Anthony Abrahantes  1 months back

                                                                I love all your vids and your absolute amazing attitude

                                                                • Anthony Abrahantes
                                                                  Anthony Abrahantes  1 months back

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                                                                  • unstoppableguy1
                                                                    unstoppableguy1  1 months back

                                                                    6:40 David Goggins is my hero, I recommend his book to anyone who wants to push their full potential

                                                                    • Anton Vanderlee
                                                                      Anton Vanderlee  1 months back

                                                                      What is the name of the song on the end?

                                                                      • Erin Davis
                                                                        Erin Davis  1 months back

                                                                        Watching this while sat on my bed, eating a cheesecake...

                                                                        • No No
                                                                          No No  1 months back


                                                                          • McKenzie Ryann
                                                                            McKenzie Ryann  1 months back

                                                                            love this

                                                                            • Eastern Boys Fishing
                                                                              Eastern Boys Fishing  1 months back

                                                                              Ammar is a LEGEND!!!

                                                                              • Luke Nelson
                                                                                Luke Nelson  1 months back

                                                                                should’ve called david goggins

                                                                                • Russell Fleming
                                                                                  Russell Fleming  1 months back

                                                                                  you guys... this is like the 10th video I've watched tonight/morning and they are all so good, The challenges, the motivation, the drive, the acceptance, you are all people who embody what it means to be truly human, keep going for goals, keep pushing yourself because you in doing so, motivate everyone who watches your video's to improve, to push, to become better than who they are and who they think they are. thank you for all the motivation you have given me to achieve my dreams.

                                                                                  • The Pugtato
                                                                                    The Pugtato  1 months back

                                                                                    the only discomfort i seek is the one you feel after eating too much food... oops

                                                                                    • Joseph G.
                                                                                      Joseph G.  1 months back

                                                                                      No offense but my teacher did better than u 😂

                                                                                    • Purpleplayz 01
                                                                                      Purpleplayz 01  1 months back

                                                                                      My mom has actually done the full Iron man and she finished and I finished the Kids Iron Man at 9

                                                                                      • Silxnt
                                                                                        Silxnt  1 months back

                                                                                        I got nervous just watching this

                                                                                        • Karson Coker
                                                                                          Karson Coker  1 months back

                                                                                          I have wanted to do a triathlon for a while. And I just signed up for one, partly because of this video. Thanks for the inspiration!

                                                                                          • Porgy -N- Candy
                                                                                            Porgy -N- Candy  2 months back

                                                                                            This is really. Awesome.

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