In Complete 2009 Games, Videos

December 26, 2009

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This is the 14th installment of the Complete 2009 CrossFit Games videos, and the third part of the women’s competition. Here is complete coverage of the women’s couplet event.

The field was narrowed after the second event, with 10 of the 72 women failing to advance. This included three medical withdrawals. Joy Nguyen sprained her ankle on the hill, and Valerie MacKenzie had heat stroke and a mild concussion from falling on the pavement. Lee Knight broke her foot a few weeks before the Games but tried to compete anyway. The pain on the hill was too much, and she was forced to withdraw.

Next up was the sandbag hill sprint, the event that would turn out to be the most painful despite its short duration. The task was simple: sprint roughly 170 meters uphill while carrying a 35 lb. sandbag.

The top 25 women were able to cross the finish line in under 1:20. As in the men’s half of the event, the top woman was Icelandic. Annie Thorisdottir had the best women’s time at 1:07. Carey Kepler was second (1:10), while Katy Josephs and Lauren Pryor tied for third (1:11).

There are interviews with: Kim Malz, Gillian Mounsey, Caity Matter, Lisa Ray, Lauren Pryor, Kalista Pappas, Tanya Wagner.

36min 48sec
HD file size: 1.15 GB
SD wmv file size: 461 MB
SD mov file size: 420 MB

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2 Comments on “Part 14: Sandbag Sprint - Women’s 09 Games”

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Is there a restriction on equipment? I see cross country spikes being a huge advantage on that hill.

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Warrior women are quite amazing to see, even on video.

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