Still in his car, Ian Wittenber is seeking out the most elite of athletes: those who qualified for the 2010 CrossFit Games. On the third leg of this crazy journey, he’s in the American capital, Washington, D.C., to catch up with Christy Phillips (first, Central East Regional) and Ben Smith (second, Central East Regional).
Christy Phillips is currently in nursing school and a trainer at CrossFit MPH. She takes her work very seriously but tries to keep her workouts and time in the gym fun and lively. “It’s the best hour of the day,” Phillips says. Given her experience at the Games, she’s got an interesting and potentially unique take on volume leading up to this year’s competition.
At just 19 years young, Ben Smith already has one CrossFit Games under his belt, and now he’s on his way to his second. While he trains in his garage, his performance at the Central East Regional shows that he has what it takes to perform at the highest level.
Additional reading: Event Recap: Central East Regional.