This is the fourth installment of the Complete 2009 CrossFit Games videos. Here is complete coverage of the Men’s Sledge/Row Event.
The hopper model tests an athlete’s ability to perform proficiently at random physical challenges. Along those lines, the fourth event required driving a four-foot-long blunt stake into evenly packed ground with an 8-lb. sledgehammer. To complicate matters, the stake drive was bookended by 500-meter rows.
While some athletes had worked with strongman sledges or spent time beating a tire, most admitted the event provided their first exposure to this kind of task. Other athletes such as firefighter Jeff Tincher and former construction worker Tommy Hackenbruck were well acquainted with the sledge and buried the stake with ease.
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