At 3:45 p.m. on Friday, January 2, 2009, Greg Amundson left CrossFit Camp Pendleton running a 12min mile pace. He was attempting to run 100 miles in 24 hours. To make matters more interesting, his training was just the CrossFit main site workouts, and his diet was pure Zone before, during, and after the run.
Now CrossFit never claims that the main site workouts are designed to prepare you to run 100 miles, but Greg never shies away from a challenge. He had been challenged by Melissa Mackenzie, and he turned it into a fundraiser for Operation Phoenix.
In this video, Greg, Jimi, and Steve talk about the attempt (he ended up covering just over 80 miles in 24 hours), the logistics, the training, and why Operation Phoenix.
Part 1 - 8min 49sec
Part 2 - 8min 43sec