Willis1One of New Zealand’s most-prized track runners, Nick Willis has just opened up about putting a porn addiction behind him.

The 1,500m runner is 32 years old and lives and trains in Michigan with his wife, Sierra, and two-year-old son, Lachlan. He has represented his country in countless IAAF World Championship events as well as the Olympics. He won silver for his country in the event in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. He returned to the city in the summer to place sixth at the world championships.

Willis holds a PB of 3:35 in the event. Those in the running world would also know him as being quite outspoken about combating the doping problem that plagues track and field.

Last week, Willis revealed that while achieving success, he had been battling a porn addiction– a habit which he is now rid of. This came from a post he published on Facebook.

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“I am 2.5 years porn free (and it feels AMAZING). Since I was a teenager, it had been a rollercoaster ride of shame and justification as I was on and off with this addiction. Not until I realized the true implications this had on my marriage, and ability to father could I finally break free,” he wrote.

He has apparently been dealing with the issue since he was a teenager and has the support of his wife in putting it behind him. Athletics New Zealand has said that it is a personal issue but otherwise, they have no opinion, reports a New Zealand news site.

Willis is currently training to head to Rio in August.


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