July 07, 2009
Mike Warkentin uncovers some of the interesting stories behind the CrossFit Games regional qualifiers and the athletes they produced.
Elite CrossFit athletes from around the world are now gathering in Aromas, California, site of this weekend’s CrossFit Games. As the excitement mounts, let’s take look back at the regional qualifiers.
The results are all online—every rep, every second, every pound. In the end, 61 WODs at 19 regional qualifiers produced 137 athletes, plus 11 who qualified on their past performances. The vital stats and PRs of these elite athletes can be found online on the 2009 CrossFit Games website.
But names and numbers don’t always tell the whole story....
Is OPT’s brother competing in Aromas?
Which woman can deadlift more than some of the men?
How did technical difficulties almost keep Linda Leipper out of the Games?
Which tunes will Chris Spealler be listening to on his signature headphones this year?
What did Peter Egyed do between Last Chance Qualifier WODs?
With the 2009 Games only days away, find out more about the athletes who will be competing for the overall title.