David and Stephen Flynn
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David and Stephen Flynn

The Happy Pear Podcast

This weeks episode is with the incredible John McAvoy!

What a story! Where to start? A 22 year old armed robber who ended up in highest security prison with two life sentences. Whilst in prison he broke two world records, eventually leading him to becoming an ultra athlete. Now Nike sponsored and to top it all off he’s gone vegan!

Episode 3 – John McAvoy

John has an amazing outlook on life, and is a true example of how the positive impact of sport and movement can have on your well being and even the choices you make.

“If there is hope for me there is hope for everyone, I was in the deepest darkest hole you can be in and I managed to turn my life around.”

In total John served 10 years, one of these years in solitary confinement.

He has been approached by multiple directors and producers for the rights to tell his story, however John is reluctant to let it fall into the wrong hands.

“When I got out of prison I promised myself money would never be my god ever again, I would never make decisions again based around money… film can glamorise crime, so I understand if you glorify criminality to people, some people can get sucked in.”

So many takeaways from this episode. Really hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

Big love,

Dave & Steve

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