Kevin Light of B.C., Canada, gave up hockey at 17, and more than a decade later he was rewarded with an Olympic gold medal in the men’s eights rowing event in Beijing, China.
Light also talks about intensity and how top rowers have to push their bodies past their limits to achieve new levels of strength, power and endurance. Light may not do CrossFit, but he certainly understands the CrossFit idea that intensity is essential to athletic success.
Additional reading: What Is an Erg? by Judy Geer, published Aug. 1, 2008.