Second Chances—CrossFit Works, Part 2

By Peter Egyed and Kevin O’Malley

In Affiliation

February 06, 2010

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Affiliate owners Peter Egyed and Kevin O’Malley share how CrossFit helped them beat drugs and get a new lease on life.

The CrossFit community is full of amazing triumphs. In this regular feature, the CrossFit Journal compiles the most extraordinary stories from a community built by extraordinary people.

In this edition, we feature an athlete and affiliate owner who beat amphetamines to finish sixth in the CrossFit Games, as well as another affiliate owner who used CrossFit to pull himself out of the depths of addiction.

Peter Egyed used to run from police officers, and now he finds himself teaching them about fitness at his box, CrossFit Fury. After kicking amphetamines and smoking, Egyed competed in all three editions of the CrossFit Games and turned in a great performance in 2009, finishing just behind 2008 champ Jason Khalipa.

Kevin O’Malley found that CrossFit helped him finally break a drug habit and put his life back together. CrossFit gave him hope, and now he’s trying to share that hope with others through Vagabond CrossFit.

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14 Comments on “Second Chances—CrossFit Works, Part 2”

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Good Job Gentlemen! Your life of adversity and triumph is inspirational.

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brotip: straight edge

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Thank you gentlemen for the open and honest testimonials. Both of your stories are truly inspirational.

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very inspirational indeed!

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Great article-very moving-the passion of these guys is great and will undoubtedly be a tremendous positive influence in the lives of those they help.

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Great articles. Kudos to both of you.

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Peter is a great coach with a passion for helping everyone who walks in his door. I didn't know his story until now, but it only increases my respect for his dedication.

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Wow! Fantastic story. I`m happy for you guys.

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Aaron Shaffer wrote …

Thank you for sharing!

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GREAT GREAT STORIES GUYS.
KEEP UP THE AWESOME WORK AND KEEP MOVING FORWARD ALWAYS!

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Kevin is my coach and one of my best friends. His ability to coach and his determination to be a better coach can not be measured. We are so very proud of him and how much he has done to get where he is today.

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Nicely done both of you! I workout at Kevin's affiliate Vagabond Crossfit. I was there before it moved into the much bigger place in Brockton MA, when it was still just out of a small garage; Vagabond Crossfit is a great place for beginners and competitors alike to do what they never thought was possible.

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These are really moving stories and show how much impact crossfit can have on a person's life. Peter is a fantastic trainer and has surrounded himself w/ great people. As if crossfit needed anymore testimonials, these stories are great.

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Amazing story by extraordinary people!!!

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