Nothing should strike fear in the hearts of 2010 CrossFit Games competitors like hearing Mikko Salo has cleaned up his diet and improved his flexibility. Incredibly, his strength and met-con numbers are also improving.
The humble Finnish firefighter from Pori is on a mission, sprinting toward this year’s competition with a self-acknowledged bumper-plate-sized target on his back and the world’s top athletes gunning for his title.
Across The Pond to cover the Europe Regional, Sevan Matossian took time to catch up with the 2009 champ and find out what his program has looked like over the past nine months and what his plans are for the future. Mikko also speculates on which athletes will provide his toughest competition when the 2010 Games begin.
Additional reading: Salo, Wagner Win 2009 CrossFit Games by Mike Warkentin, published July 14, 2009.