Inspiration: Robber turned athlete

John McAvoy, a robber turned athlete, will compete in Saturday's qualifiers for the Hawaii Ironman event.

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    Ironman triathlon is one of the toughest sports in the world.

    The competitors take on a 4km swim, 180km on the bike and then run a marathon. 

    Saturday sees Britain's elite attempting to qualify for October’s famous Hawaiian Ironman. And For one competitor - John McAvoy - there’s extra motivation.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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