The Calm After the Storm: Part 2

By Kristan Clever, Valerie MacKenzie Voboril and Rebecca Voigt

In Athletes, CrossFit Games, Videos

July 29, 2010

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There’s no rest for the wicked, or so goes the saying.

Just one week after the 2010 CrossFit Games, competitors Kristan Clever (first), Valerie MacKenzie Voboril (third) and Rebecca Voigt (seventh) are back in the gym to decompress and look toward the future.

Clever came out of the event on top of the podium. With five first-place finishes throughout the weekend, Clever clearly did her homework and put in the time heading into this year’s event. Her consistency throughout the weekend kept her up front, and her cheerful disposition and amazing athleticism made her a crowd favorite.

Voboril and Voigt are both familiar faces as well. Voboril may have crossed the line 10th in the first event of the 2009 Games, but a disastrous combination of antihistamines and the heat of Central California left her reeling, ultimately causing her to withdraw. Voigt just barely missed the Day 2 cut in ’09, coming away from the weekend with a 20th-place finish. Both have since redeemed their efforts and are happy to have done so well this year.

Video by Again Faster.

Part 2: 17min 17sec

Additional reading: Final Results: Individual Competition.

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3 Comments on “The Calm After the Storm: Part 2”

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Kathleen Kiamos wrote …

Love the interview of these amazing women; sharing their crossfit stories and what goes on in their head. Inspiring.

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Olivia de Santis wrote …

"I belong."

Such great interviews!

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Dane Thomas wrote …

I like the way that Kristan and Valerie both emphasize the importance of focusing on and drawing satisfaction from factors which are under their own control (preparation, effort and performance) while de-emphasizing the importance of things that are outside of their control (such as the performance of other competitors).

Over the years I've tried to demonstrate that ethic to patients, clients, athletes, teammates and my own family. If the joy lies in participation and doing your best, winning is just a huge bonus for one person rather than the primary driver of participation for all who would be involved.

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