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Video profile: John McAvoy – Bank Robber turned Ironman

John McAvoy's life was saved by sport while in prison for armed robbery. He found Ironman via Trans World Sport, and now he's part of that iconic programme

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Trans World Sport profile John McAvoy

Earlier this year we reviewed the book, Redemption – From Iron Bars to Ironman, the story of John McAvoy. At the time, we said:

Every now and then you hear people say they had a book so good that they couldn’t put it down. Well, that’s what happened to me when I got a sent a press copy of the book, Redemption.

John’s life has recently been featured in this extended Trans World Sport profile, a story of which John himself says, “sport saved my life”.
John McAvoy - REDEMPTION: Form Iron Bars to Ironman

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TRI247's Chief Correspondent, John has been involved in triathlon for well over 30 years, 15 of those writing on these pages, whilst he can also be found commentating for events across the UK.

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