30 Days to Overcome the Biggest Challenge of my Life

  • Published on: 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 YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1E5Ti2P70zZxA4osS2MhiA

    Rich Roll for being both an inspiration and mentor throughout this whole process. Check out his YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/user/richroll66/videos

    Rich also has a great podcast which you can find here: https://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 https://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!

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    Hosts: Thomas Brag, Ammar Kandil, Matt Dajer
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  • Runtime : 16:51
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  • Yes Theory
    Yes Theory   1 years ago

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  • viviana lopez
    viviana lopez   7 hours ago

    Just a friendly reminder that beast is VEGAN

  • chilidrummer83
    chilidrummer83   4 days ago

    Still love the video and their accomplishment. And the GTA reference 😂

  • Brandon Shearing
    Brandon Shearing   1 weeks ago

    Welcome to the fam. buddy... next time do the full... YOU ARE AN IRONMAN!!! and get the tattoo... I am 16 and I do a triathlon on an international level but because my age a have a distance restriction but I know I could at least do a half... so watching Yes Theory do it too would mean the world to me and that anything is possible. I hope to see you do it sometimes... and next time don't get a penalty might help you out a little bit its the same thing but you get until midnight to finnish the race. LETS GO YES THEORY

  • eliasls 2002
    eliasls 2002   1 weeks ago

    8:08 tha way he stares at this dude LMAO

  • D 192706 Play
    D 192706 Play   1 weeks ago

    I would wish to be as brave as Matt but I’m only 13

  • Burken Productions
    Burken Productions   1 weeks ago

    It's weird that it starts with the bike. The logical order would be run, bike and then swim.

  • Burken Productions
    Burken Productions   1 weeks ago

    8:15 yeah true. but what if you so fat you hardly can run 100 meters before a knee starts hurting??

  • Patrick Little
    Patrick Little   1 weeks ago

    I just spent 30 days running every day to do 200km in the month! I can't imagine how hard the Iron Man must be - that's epic. I might have to try one at some stage and track my progress similarly on my Youtube Channel.

  • Layal Barakat
    Layal Barakat   2 weeks ago

    I really want to do an Ironman but I can't swim, literally got anxiety when they jumped into open waters and just started swimming. I hope that one day I will be able to overcome this fear

  • Qui-gone Gym
    Qui-gone Gym   2 weeks ago

    When he lost his glasses in the sea. I remembered that one time when I lost my swim glasses 3 km from the shore and the next day I found the on the same beach

  • Ella Higgins
    Ella Higgins   2 weeks ago

    No I’m not crying! I have allergies 😭

  • Maria Sofia
    Maria Sofia   3 weeks ago

    Thank you sooo much! You guys are probably one of the most inspiring channels there is out there. I want to thank you so much for inspiring me and all of the millions of people you have inspired to seek discomfort

  • Pnoysneakerhead24
    Pnoysneakerhead24   3 weeks ago

    What the song they used at the end of the video when the hiked up

  • Locke Lafleur
    Locke Lafleur   3 weeks ago

    the iron man guy is right it’s literally all mindset

  • Charlie Evans Javelin / Throws

    Pls subscribe to my channel as I am trying to gain a following. Also amazing video, I am currently training to do a half marathon which is proving hard.

  • ngere
    ngere   3 weeks ago

    I want to do a triathlon now.

  • Karlo Acosta
    Karlo Acosta   3 weeks ago

    What music is at 11:03. time? Thanks guys!

  • Chirag Agarwal
    Chirag Agarwal   4 weeks ago

    Not gonna lie but your guys video is inspirational than any youtube channel. For real!

  • Miles H
    Miles H   4 weeks ago

    You’re not supposed to wear underwear under your bibs

  • William Oettinger
    William Oettinger   4 weeks ago

    15:31, someone named their son Rich Roll. He was one letter away from being able to rick roll everyone he met

  • Trevor Townsend
    Trevor Townsend   4 weeks ago

    Watching this to get hyped for my half ironman this summer (hopefully won't be canceled)

  • Whitney
    Whitney   1 months ago

    Last time I watched this video I hated running. I didn't care about. I didn't care about fitness at all. Now I've done my first 5k with a goal of doing a 100 mile race next year. It really is all about the mind. During my 5k I was so close to giving up so many time. I cried. I felt like I couldn't walk. I had the wrong shoes. I was hyperventilating. It seemed like all the training I had was useless. My first race at 350 pounds. It was fucking hard but I crossed the finish line. Came in dead last but I crossed and it felt so exhilarating. We live In a world where we really let other define what we are capable of. As a fat person, for so long, I let everybody's else view of what a fat person is define my existence. But once I started respecting the body I already had and what it was capable of, at that current moment impossibilities became possible. Had 2 races on the calendar and then covid happened. But the goals haven't swayed. I will to be an endurence athlete. The goal isn't about weight loss, at all. The goal is about self-understanding. What is it I am capable of if im writing the story? I learning about my true potential and not being limited by others opinions. That is the dream I've had for so long and the dream that will come to pass. The mind is so beautiful. You are already beautiful and capable. You can truly do a whole lot more than you realize.

  • Nikko Benosa
    Nikko Benosa   1 months ago

    My mind telling me no, but my body telling me yes.

  • Big Flat
    Big Flat   1 months ago

    Mine is to do marathon under 4 hrs ,Edinburgh,however I am giving myself 8 years training (2 years done)I want to do this when I turn 60 ,can do 20miles on treadmill 9/4 km per hour ,

  • Adam Finn
    Adam Finn   1 months ago

    I'm surprised this isn't about Matt doing a backflip

  • H2O Delirious
    H2O Delirious   1 months ago

    Imagine the cramps he got from that triathlon

  • Au coin du feu
    Au coin du feu   1 months ago

    I may have fail the moment you had to wake up at 4 AmCheers and thanks for all theses moments <3

  • Tomas Lambert
    Tomas Lambert   1 months ago

    I’m 14 currently and I have decided that I am going to finish a triathlon in my life time as my dad has done one before it would also be amazing to even come close to his time😂

  • Wolf
    Wolf   1 months ago

    this was one of the most powerful videos I've ever seen tbh

  • Ellinthoms 1234
    Ellinthoms 1234   1 months ago

    Shoutout to that dude that just did the race with like 14 days left

  • Daniela Vento Alvarez
    Daniela Vento Alvarez   1 months ago

    I cried when you guys crossed that finish line!! 🙏🏻 Love your videos, sending love all the way from Perú you guys should definitely come soon!!!

  • baja bradley
    baja bradley   1 months ago

    i wanna start training to do a half iron man