Faith Friday: The Inside Story of Ben King’s Journey Toward God

'Control was all this professional athlete wanted, but it was the one thing he’d lost' — check out this video

Some people have incredible discipline in terms of their career pursuits and their drive toward success — but these same people can be highly susceptible to the negative and even dangerous effects of their aims for perfection.

That’s what happened to professional cyclist Ben King.

Throughout his career, King, of North Garden, Virginia, has tried to be the best of the best. But when things spiraled out of control for him, he turned to God for help. The professional cyclist discussed his compelling faith journey in his “I Am Second” video interview.

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“Professional cyclist and Tour de France rider, Ben King, beat his body into submission [with] four-a-day trainings, top-level races, and a diet mastered to the cellular level,” reads the video’s description. “But there was a price to pay for winning multiple national championships and gaining a prestigious spot on the Dimension Data professional cycling team.”

It continues: “For Ben, the price was his emotional and spiritual health. He found himself spitting blood into the sink, the byproduct of an eating disorder that’d spun out of control. Obsessed with climbing the ranks in the cycling world, he sacrificed all to master his body. Control was all he wanted, but it was the one thing he’d lost.”

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Check out this man’s inspirational story below:

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(photo credit, article image: Connor Mah, Flickr)

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