Mittagong Crossfitter Ricky Garard is making a return to competition after a four year ban.
The 27 year old had a major setback in 2017 when he tested positive to performance enhancing drugs.
Ricky now wants to make amends for the past when he competes at the Dubai CrossFit Championships in three weeks time.
"It's definitely taught me alot about resilience, patience and determination,
''It's been a hard road but I'm glad I never gave up,"Ricky said.
After Dubai he'll be heading to Miami to take part in another competition.
Image: Ricky Garard