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Hear Pete's story

Pete's story of holding on to hope after loss of elite athleticism.

About the episode

When Pete Wilson had to give up his passion for endurance running due to a heart issue he was devastated. His depression was compounded by the loss of his parents within eight months of each other, debt and marriage issues. Eventually he decided there was only one way to end his pain.

He was literally saved from stepping over the brink by workmate Jess who had witnessed friends taking their lives in the past and recognised the signs. Today, Pete shares his story to help others in crisis to understand that there are alternative ways to end their pain.


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Pete standing in snow


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