The Ironman Triathlete, John McAvoy turned his life around when he became imprisoned for armed robbery. It was in prison where his discovered his greatest passion – indoor rowing.
In an interview with Anne-Marie Batson, he mentioned “I realised how fortunate I was, because I was still alive. But I was lost, I didn’t know what else I could do with my life. I didn’t want to be where I was. I wanted something different for myself.”
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It was then when he first tried a rowing machine which he credits as a tool that changed his life and helped him cope with being in jail, “ I didn’t wanna be involved in the crime anymore but I’m locked in the prison just because I knew I change didn’t mean they were gonna let me out, so I had to develop and find a coping strategy.”(more…)