Here it is: the first installment of the Complete 2009 CrossFit Games Video. This first part is available to everyone; the remaining seven episodes of the men’s competition will be for subscribers only. They will be released over the next week (one a day), then the three Affiliate Cup events (one a day, and Part 2 will be free), and then the eight women’s events (one a day, and Part 5 will be free).
This video has a brief introduction to the competition, and then it’s on: Coach Glassman’s intro to the Games, explaining why they are the proving ground for elite fitness, followed by the national anthem, and then 3-2-1... Go! The competitors were off on a brutal 7-kilometer, varied-terrain run. The stakes were high. The last athletes to finish the run had to go first on the max-deadlift event, and the 10 athletes at the bottom after two events were eliminated from the competition.
This video features thorough coverage of the first event in the men’s competition, as well as interviews with Rob Orlando, Zach Forrest, Jeremy Thiel, Charlie Dunifer, Mike Giardina, Patrick Barber, Pat Sherwood, Josh Everett, “Commando” Steve Willis, Jason Neago, Brandon Massie, Steve Smith, Chris Spealler, and Matt Chan.
HD file size: 1.8 GB
SD wmv file size: 587 MB
SD mov file size: 516 MB
Please note: These files are very large. They are long, and even the SD versions are higher quality than the normal Journal videos. They are not meant to be watched streamed. Please download the entire file to your hard drive before watching it (right-click and choose Save Link As...).