This is the 13th installment of the Complete 2009 CrossFit Games videos, and the second part of the women’s competition. Here is complete coverage of the women’s deadlift event.
This event was the first of its kind: athletes were tasked with lifting one heavy deadlift every 30 seconds until they failed. The women started at 185 lb., and tried to move through 20 bars, each 10 lb. heavier than the last, until the final 375-lb. bar was reached. And this was about an hour after that brutal 7-kilometer run.
We now know how strong these women actually were, but at the time, there was widely varying speculation about how far up the ladder the competitors would be able to go. Very few spectators thought the heaviest bars would leave the ground after such a difficult run, and no one expected athletes to be setting PRs. In spite of the conditions, many women ended up with PRs in the process, including Cyndi Frieling, the only woman to lift all 20 bars, and second-place finishers Jenny Olson and Caroline Attmore (both 355 lb.).
There are interviews with: Jocelyn Forest, Caity Matter, Tamara Holmes, Laura DeMarco, Lauren Plumey, Jenny Olson, Tanya Wagner, Breanne Feudale, Crystal McReynolds, Dana Lynch, Tia McDougal, Nikki Hall,
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