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Chevi Peters plays video games at home after a long day of training and working at New Hope Services. His coach John Lair encouraged Peters take up powerlifting during a dark point in Peters' life. Peters now says the sport saved his life.  (Preston Gannaway for ESPN)
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Chevi Peters plays video games at home after a long day of training and working at New Hope Services. His coach John Lair encouraged Peters take up powerlifting during a dark point in Peters' life. Peters now says the sport saved his life.  

(Preston Gannaway for ESPN)