Originally posted 05/05/2009 08:00AM
Once Matt Hoover sets a goal, nothing can stop him from achieving it. Such determination led Hoover to a whopping 157-pound weight loss and the title of Biggest Loser in 2005.
But after gaining back some of his weight in the years since, Hoover, 33, has a new goal for both regaining a leaner athletic body and teaching fans to achieve their dreams: Hoover will compete in the Ford Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii, in October.
"I am super excited about it," Hoover tells PEOPLE.
Matt will be on the 700 Club tomorrow morning, so tune in to see what else he has going on with this adventure!