Matt Scolleti is coming all the way from Pittsburgh, USA to take part as a 24hr soloist in Revolve24. This is a pretty amazing journey for a pretty amazing man.
He’s doing Revolve24 to raise money for the Young Adult Cancer Support centre in Pittsburgh - more information HERE. People who donate US$50 or more towards Matt’s fundraiser can give a survivor’s name for him to add onto his cycling jersey. He will “ride for survivors” on January 13th and we only hope his shirt is covered with names! Matt doesn’t do this for any other reason but to challenge himself and help these young adults. Matt says “they fight for their lives every single day, the least I can do is challenge myself for 24 hours”.
Matt holds two world records and wasfeatured on 'American Ninja Warrior'. He won a contest by doing 2,689 pushups in two hours (eeek!) and now, he’s the holder of a world record after lifting a total of 1 million pounds during a nearly nine-hour workout at a gym in Pittsburgh. He also came second in “America’s Funniest Home Videos.” With one of his fitness videos. You can get a taste of these videos HERE. To say Matt is motivated and prepared to challenge himself is a bit of an understatement.
Matt will be coming to Australia with his wife, Stephanie, herself a leukaemia survivor. Even the way Matt proposed to Stephanie was out of the ordinary. They were on their way to Las Vegas for the ‘World's Toughest Mudder' in 2014. Matt was competing. When they arrived in Vegas he proposed to Stephanie in the airport. He ended up raising US$12,000 for YACS by having people pledge to donate for every mile he completed in the race.
So how come he decided to come to Australia to take this challenge? Good question! 'On Target Living' sponsors him once a year to support a fitness challenge of Matt’s choice and that’s partially why he was looking for an international event, something unique and beyond challenging. He thrives on a good challenge as you might have guessed. Initially his plan was to take part in Revolve24 UK but when Revolve24 Australia opened then in Stephanie's words “It was a no brainer to change our plans and come. Australia has always been on our vacation list and we are both just thrilled and blessed to have this opportunity to not only see Australia but for Matt to participate in this amazing race. We are confident that he will raise a total of US$50,000 for young adults with cancer here in our city who need so much help financially."
Join us at The Bend in January to see how Matt rises to the challenge. You can also help to raise fund for the Leukaemia Foundation Australia.
You can support Matt’s fundraiser by clicking HERE.