The 12-Hour Race That Almost Killed Me...

Matt takes on one of the toughest endurance events on the entire planet, the Ironman. The Ironman consists of a 2.4-mile (3.86 km) swim, a 112-mile (180.25 km) bicycle ride and a marathon 26.22-mile (42.20 km) run, raced in that order and without a break.
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Hosts: Thomas Brag, Ammar Kandil, Matt Dajer
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  1. JezGore

    JezGore19 tuntia sitten

    1:50 is why I love Ammar

  2. Rhianna Aguilar

    Rhianna Aguilar21 tunti sitten

    I love this channel, it is absolutely inspiring. I found this page about 2 weeks ago and I have been on a binge. I can’t wait for next season. Also, I literally have fallen in love with Ammar! His story, his struggles and his bravery, his heart and his strength and endurance is just ahhh. I love you Ammar for everything you have helped realize in such a short period of time. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

  3. ing fish

    ing fishPäivä sitten

    Derin is there too to support him😭

  4. JohnnyO34

    JohnnyO34Päivä sitten

    You guy's are so inspiring. I'm 44yo and I'm not even diabetic but I have a chronic ulcer on the bottom of my foot. 7 years in and 5 surgeries I can't beat it. It's a drain on my life. I can't "go for a walk", I can't put weight on it. I've gained a lot of weight since 2014. I'm beyond frustrated but there's nothing I can do about it. Vids like this are inspiring to me. 😊🙏

  5. Shayla Miles

    Shayla MilesPäivä sitten

    8:47 😭😢💜

  6. Satwik Tripathi

    Satwik Tripathi2 päivää sitten

    8:38 its says he finished in 12:08. But no issues, you did a great job Matt. more power to you.

  7. Beatriz Azevedo

    Beatriz Azevedo2 päivää sitten


  8. Yarrow Joy

    Yarrow Joy2 päivää sitten

    I've watched this video probably 500 times since it's been posted, and that number is on the low end. This singular video gives me so much hope, encouragement, and inspiration. Thank you, Yes Theory, for all that you do.

  9. Matt Hamma

    Matt Hamma3 päivää sitten

    This was fucking epic. Pumped me up so much, and had me almost in tears. Congrats Matt.

  10. Lauren Crandall

    Lauren Crandall4 päivää sitten

    Totally made me tear up!!

  11. John Connor

    John Connor5 päivää sitten

    I honestly cried at this video at the end man

  12. just some guy

    just some guy5 päivää sitten

    I was expecting to cry

  13. Chandru Chan

    Chandru Chan5 päivää sitten

    I started with the tuvalu video this morning at 9am, first time came to know about this channel.You guys are incredible and brutally loving.I think fee u guys have understood the true purpose of life is.Thomas insecurity and maat marathon and egypt tour and lexie journey ohh boyyy u guys are truly inspirational. i love you guys. I spend the entire day watching all ur videos and i had a real sense of fulfillment and motivation.. u made me cry in many videos.

  14. XXXCrashFireXXX

    XXXCrashFireXXX7 päivää sitten

    I need to so this

  15. Tony Castro

    Tony Castro7 päivää sitten

    My goal is to complete a full IRONMAN event this year at 62 years old, but unfortunately I have two Titanium knees, it’s never been done before and I will be the first, I’m signed up for the 2021 California inaugural Sacramento IRONMAN Oct 24th, can you help make my dream come true?

  16. Christian Fukunaga

    Christian Fukunaga7 päivää sitten

    thanks for encouraging us to push our limits! Every time when I feel depressed, I watch this masterpiece.

  17. Fenice Kim

    Fenice Kim7 päivää sitten

    I think the only thing that can top this is getting David Goggins to train you for the Antarctic Iron man.

  18. wanderingdream PH

    wanderingdream PH9 päivää sitten

    This made me cry 💛😭😭 heck this is wholesome 😞

  19. Immersed

    Immersed9 päivää sitten


  20. Andrew Cochrane

    Andrew Cochrane10 päivää sitten

    Amazing! Well done

  21. Mauricio y su vida travel blogs Tinoco Lambrey

    Mauricio y su vida travel blogs Tinoco Lambrey10 päivää sitten

    You guys inspired me so much I’m going to study abroad in 17 days and I’m scared I’m nervous excited sometimes I doubt myself and I don’t believe in myself getting out of my confort zone is challenging but I will do it I will embrace the fear and excitement and do it 🇨🇦✈️✈️

  22. Querida Tess

    Querida Tess10 päivää sitten

    The finicky pleasure desirably stuff because stove largely crash save a imperfect output. industrious, guttural H habitual governor

  23. Trishna Gurung

    Trishna Gurung12 päivää sitten

    man the ending was so emotional im crying in my lunch break

  24. Petros Kefallinos

    Petros Kefallinos12 päivää sitten

    Having done a meer marathon myself and knowing how energetic and perfect i felt at the beggining and drained in the end when i saw you preparing for the marathon after the 180km bike ride made me laugh, cry and wonder...You are a true Ironman!! congratulations!!

  25. Nurul Auni Iman

    Nurul Auni Iman12 päivää sitten

    Rewatching this to cry again after matt left🤧🤧🤧

  26. StormOnTheSea

    StormOnTheSea12 päivää sitten

    "Remember, you used to think this was impossible" is going to be what I live by I swear

  27. Dylan Robertson

    Dylan Robertson12 päivää sitten

    I remember when my dad did the Ironman races and I was a little one but I was so happy to see him do it though, he trained with his friends and he even drove to Florida from Texas just to do some races

  28. Steven Paulescu

    Steven Paulescu13 päivää sitten

    Anyone know the music at 2:58 ?

  29. Cheyenne Hammonds

    Cheyenne Hammonds14 päivää sitten

    Crying?? No... just.. allergies acting up...

  30. Kudjo Hillarius Atsu

    Kudjo Hillarius Atsu14 päivää sitten

    Their friendship is beautiful

  31. Mama Jokes

    Mama Jokes14 päivää sitten

    My teacher from 6th grade competed in the Ironman and when she came back we celebrated for her!

  32. Londen Tabor

    Londen Tabor15 päivää sitten

    My husband did 2 tough mudders in the same day. There's a backstory but...yeah. oh and he also participated in the World 1st Toughest Mudder😁

  33. Duarte Maria

    Duarte Maria16 päivää sitten

    Beautifull friendship, beautifull video, beautifull content, im super happy I found your channel :) Forever subscribed, keep doing the best!

  34. Cody King

    Cody King17 päivää sitten

    Yo I just cried like a baby at the end

  35. mtb forever

    mtb forever17 päivää sitten

    this is cringe

  36. Satish Kumar

    Satish Kumar17 päivää sitten

    You son of a bitch did it 🔥🔥

  37. Anirudh Kashyap

    Anirudh Kashyap18 päivää sitten

    Omg....12 hours!! Amazing

  38. iFNhU

    iFNhU19 päivää sitten

    So much cussing..


    VORA VARUN20 päivää sitten

    I was literally cheering for Matt during his last mile

  40. J F

    J F20 päivää sitten

    Guys especially Matt, you‘re so inspiring trank you for everything just keep going

  41. Lit As Prakash

    Lit As Prakash21 päivä sitten

    At 8:34, why does it show 12:08 minutes? Didn't he complete the race in 11: 58 minutes?

  42. Ryley Palmer

    Ryley Palmer17 päivää sitten

    Not everyone starts at the same time because there’s too many people, so he would have been in the group that started 10 minutes later

  43. Sejal Lodha

    Sejal Lodha21 päivä sitten

    Watching this again knowing he is no longer going to come on camera makes me wanna cry so bad😭😭 such an inspiration he is 😭

  44. craig woodgate

    craig woodgate21 päivä sitten

    The amount of training and pain you put yourself through just to do one of these is insane I know someone who has done the Ironman race and it’s left him walking with a stick as he had a bad knee injury where he had to have an operation on it. I know the coast to coast isn’t the toughest challenge but I’m wanting to beat my time and do it in 2 days instead of 5 days. Congratulations Matt what an achievement

  45. Faircrest Solutions

    Faircrest Solutions22 päivää sitten

    The loutish clef congruently jump because authorization accidentally repeat via a selfish bagel. lyrical, fluffy respect

  46. Lily Wolf

    Lily Wolf22 päivää sitten

    I just started watching this channel about two hours ago, and it made me realize that I’m not living the life I want; and if I want to live the the life I want, I need to isolate myself from the stuff that is holding me back from it. I’m just waiting for God to give me the good people in my life, and I want to live to my full potential, and not to be an average human. I always wanted to do more with my life but I was always scared of leaving my comfort zone without even know it, so I never did. Now of course the road I will be taking is going to be a very lonely road, but fuck, it’s going to be worth it. I’m so excited! 💝🙏🏼

  47. Connor Forbes

    Connor Forbes22 päivää sitten

    My dad has done 12 Freaking Iron Man’s

  48. adc isla

    adc isla23 päivää sitten

    Beautiful experience and journey. Wow. Thank you.

  49. Da Boi

    Da Boi25 päivää sitten

    I remember going almost every year to go and watch my friends do it

  50. Ailex Joy Pirante

    Ailex Joy Pirante25 päivää sitten

    Matt you're so amazing. 😁💛

  51. Leonel Funches

    Leonel Funches26 päivää sitten

    The lowly dessert wessely heal because dream terminally thank forenenst a cold sort. whole, healthy ramie

  52. Xplicid

    Xplicid26 päivää sitten

    Here I am thinking my half marathon in 3 hours was fucked 😓

  53. Sushant Thapa

    Sushant Thapa26 päivää sitten

    Two drops of salty water came from my eyes at the momemt he finished the ironman but i don't know why.

  54. Fabiola Graceffa

    Fabiola Graceffa26 päivää sitten

    The moment you finished and fell into Ammar's arms.. I'm crying. YOU FUCKING DID IT MAN!! WOOOHHHOOOOO

  55. Christine Lott

    Christine Lott26 päivää sitten

    The hard-to-find frown mostly search because mountain distally fancy to a beautiful nose. nonchalant, humdrum mine

  56. Abdulmatin Pathan

    Abdulmatin Pathan27 päivää sitten

    Matt is a beast...!!!👏💯 Ammar is true friend...!!!💯

  57. Melissa Torres

    Melissa Torres27 päivää sitten

    This was so inspiring 😭😭❤️

  58. Eetu Markkanen

    Eetu Markkanen28 päivää sitten

    Excuse me 😅 Matt you’re build different, beast

  59. JENNY

    JENNY28 päivää sitten

    My home town! Santa Rosa!

  60. couchpotato 429

    couchpotato 42929 päivää sitten

    6:04... Am I the only one seeing like a 60-70-year-old man running an Iron Man xD?

  61. Tainy

    Tainy29 päivää sitten

    Pourquoi il y a le titre et une partie de description de seulement cette vidéo qui est en français ? C'est un bug FItitle vu que je suis en France qui me le met en français ou même les américains le voient en français ?

  62. Emily Verheyden

    Emily VerheydenUukausi sitten

    I’m crying oml

  63. Lucas Guimarães

    Lucas GuimarãesUukausi sitten

    I signed up to run my first Marathon in June 2021, in Florianópolis, Brazil. I'm willing to do it regardless the event is confirmed or not. Anyone down to join me?

  64. Law Dawg 1000

    Law Dawg 1000Uukausi sitten

    respect to the camera man who did an ironman with camera equipment

  65. yen raterta

    yen ratertaUukausi sitten

    Made me cry!!! ❤❤❤... I love Yes Theory!!! FOREVER!!!!❤


    HURRICANE83Uukausi sitten

    I want to do an Ironman now ngl

  67. Hannah Borman

    Hannah BormanUukausi sitten

    This is the most beautiful friendship ever

  68. Susana Saakian

    Susana SaakianUukausi sitten

    You all are so inspiring ✨

  69. internet_user

    internet_userUukausi sitten

    tbh i feel like this video lacked actual content... would have liked to see a lot more of this training and the aftermath

  70. Kate Starmans

    Kate StarmansUukausi sitten

    Still so powerful ❤️

  71. Emily Petty

    Emily PettyUukausi sitten

    I already miss matt and its been like a week since stopped doing videos

  72. Saurabh Mohan

    Saurabh MohanUukausi sitten

    Matt, you are were and always will be an inspiration. So sad that the world wont see more of you.

  73. Oliver Leibbrandt

    Oliver LeibbrandtUukausi sitten

    “I’m in a stretcher being wheeled away to a medical tent wait I need a thumbnail”

  74. Carter Lang

    Carter LangUukausi sitten

    When I clicked on this I thought something bad happend

  75. Leyah DP

    Leyah DPUukausi sitten

    i am crying

  76. Lisey Bendy

    Lisey BendyUukausi sitten

    My dad does Ironman and he is the 33 person in the world to do 11 in Australia

  77. Graham Robinson

    Graham RobinsonUukausi sitten

    Geez and I’m scared about my 5k!

  78. george mavris

    george mavrisUukausi sitten

    most motivational video ever

  79. Saiful Nizam

    Saiful NizamUukausi sitten

    I miss this kind of sports event. I’m working with company that organise marathon. Because of covid, we cannot do any marathon event for last year. Maybe for this year. I miss to see everyone that participate in marathon.

  80. Rjay Datingaling

    Rjay DatingalingUukausi sitten

    Nakakaiyak naman to lalo na yung last mile ano beyen!!!! 😭😭😭

  81. Zobot's diys

    Zobot's diysUukausi sitten

    What's with the click bait???

  82. Langaraonfire

    LangaraonfireUukausi sitten

    sub to me

  83. A G

    A GUukausi sitten

    Amar brings tears to my eyes, he is such a loving and supportive friend.

  84. Riki MacDonald

    Riki MacDonaldUukausi sitten

    What a man

  85. Keijhan Najhiek

    Keijhan NajhiekUukausi sitten

    I'm just rewatching everything that Matt is in. After he announced he won't be in Camera anymore yesterday.

  86. Sana Anjum

    Sana AnjumUukausi sitten

    Gonna Miss You Matt 🥺❤️

  87. Gauri Shankar H

    Gauri Shankar HUukausi sitten

    I'm watching this again on the day Matt decided to step out from the face of Yes Theory. Thank you for all those incredible moments you shared with us ❤️

  88. Monica JJ

    Monica JJUukausi sitten

    Who’s here after Matt announced he’s leaving FItitle 🙋🏻‍♀️😭

  89. Gabrielle R

    Gabrielle RUukausi sitten

    this video makes me feel like I can accomplish any goal. truly inspirational! I am very excited to read the book Matt has been writing for us, because I already know it's going to be as inspirational as this video. Love you guys

  90. Tonka Jerbić

    Tonka JerbićUukausi sitten

    Here after Matt said that he is no more on FItitle... For me, this is the most inspirational video from Yes Theory, which changed my life.. Thank you Matt 🙏🏻 Wish you all the best and just know that you, Ammar and Thomas touched soo many life's and that's most important after all❤️

  91. Vincent Lavarnway

    Vincent LavarnwayUukausi sitten

    Anyone else watching this after their new video?

  92. Sibling Sitcom

    Sibling SitcomUukausi sitten

    This video is so inspiring, when I get older, I want to do and iron man to, at least maybe a half one- because of this video. Congratulations on finishing!🤗

  93. Kaisar Julian akbar

    Kaisar Julian akbarUukausi sitten

    My tears is falling down bro.....that is real loyalty of friend

  94. Silvano Lieger

    Silvano LiegerUukausi sitten

    This video motivated me so much that I literally decided right after watching to go outside and run a half-marathon. And I fucking did it. Hadn't run a distance even close to this in over five years. Thank you so much for all you do, guys.

  95. Cian Dunphy

    Cian DunphyUukausi sitten

    Nice job man

  96. Rodney De juan

    Rodney De juanUukausi sitten

    Matt is such an inspiration....I’m bawling!

  97. josiadam98

    josiadam98Uukausi sitten

    My dad did the Ironman in Frankfurt 3x. It's so amazing!

  98. Nereida Quesada

    Nereida QuesadaUukausi sitten

    Omg I cried like a baby

  99. Björn Schröter

    Björn SchröterUukausi sitten

    4:25 ..true words

  100. nathan_ao

    nathan_aoUukausi sitten

    Holy f*ck I teared up so much

  101. Tomas Di Nucci

    Tomas Di NucciUukausi sitten

    All my childhood I sufferd but never show it to make my family keep fighting, then with 16/17 years, all the problems that each member had, they threw against me because they were used to me "not suffering." I had anxiety attacks, depression and stress that caused my face to fill with acne. Now I am less than a month away from turning 18 and I was able to do more than 5 courses, live alone, learn a lot about myself and how to be better; and I keep trying to improve. I think that if I had met you at my worst they would have given me even more impetus and I value their videos a lot.

  102. Jules

    JulesUukausi sitten

    jup, I cried