From a dreadlocked slob to a top athlete in just 12 MONTHS: How Australian Ninja Warrior star Matthew Marazita, 21, transformed his life and body for the ultimate challenge
Matthew Marazita blew through the Australian obstacle course Ninja Warrior on the Monday evening episode.
The 21-year-old was the embodiment of physical perfection when he accepted the ultimate challenge, but just 12 months ago he was a completely different person.
Matthew told News.com.au that he completely transformed himself for the show, from a dreadlocked slob to a top athlete in just one year.
From a dreadlocked slob to a top athlete in just 12 MONTHS: how Australian Ninja Warrior star Matthew Marazita, 21, transformed his life and body for the ultimate challenge. Pictured left: Matthew in 2018 and right: on Ninja Warrior
Matthew revealed that he decided to change his life after suffering from depression.
He became & # 39; recluse & # 39; after being injured in a car accident and his life went nowhere fast.
& # 39; I was sucking a lot of life. At home 24/7, seeing no one, get fired from three jobs. I felt extremely depressed, & he said.
& # 39; There was just nothing that prevented me from continuing. & # 39;
& # 39; The dreads are dead! & # 39; In February last year, Matthew posted before-and-after photos on Instagram that demonstrated his physical transformation
But after getting acquainted with the Ninja training, it started to get better for Matthew.
& # 39; At that point I met my dreadlocks shaved (and) met new people, & # 39; he said.
In February last year, Matthew posted before-and-after photos on Instagram that demonstrated his physical transformation.
& # 39; What a relapse & # 39 ;, he wrote in the caption, in addition to the hashtags & # 39; one year clean & # 39; and & # 39; the dreads are dead & # 39 ;.
Revision: Matthew decided to change his life after suffering from depression and a & # 39; recluse & # 39; to become. Pictured left: in May 2017 and right: on the Australian Ninja Warrior
Leader: Matthew Blind Monday through the Australian obstacle course Ninja Warrior
Matthew is a forerunner in the Australian Ninja Warrior season after triumphantly climbing the Warped Wall.
But his run wasn't the only extraordinary moment on Monday night's episode.
Elsewhere during the show, Frankie Pieters achieved the impossible when he continued the competition after being severely injured by his ankle.
& # 39; The greatest rescue in history! & # 39; Ninja Warrior participant Frankie Pieters, 40 (photo) brought a four-minute record to one obstacle, forcing the show to go on a commercial break after refusing a doctor for his badly injured ankle
The 40-year-old was determined to continue and refused medical help in an attempt to make it as far as possible.
He shivered with pain each time his injured foot hit the ground and even spent four and a half minutes on a single obstacle before finally crashing.
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Ouch! Frankie made it through a difficult obstacle after an obstacle and always suffered clear pain every time he landed on his damaged foot
Made it! Frankie finally reached the Butterfly Wall and clung for more than four minutes, moving slowly closer to get closer to the rope. Then Frankie jumped – everyone shocked when he reached the rope
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