With some of CrossFit’s top athletes in Lake Tahoe, Calif., for the Rogue Vs. Again Faster Throwdown, it was a great opportunity to put the athletes into a room and get them talking with the cameras rolling.
In our second installment, the athletes discuss the evolution of CrossFit into a professional sport. Austin Malleolo brings up the possibility of a CrossFit Games circuit of multiple competitions throughout the year, and the competitors discuss the likelihood of professional CrossFit athletes being created—and if they even want that.
To some, the training aspect of a year-long competition season seems daunting.
“I don’t know that I could do the Games training all the time ... . That would eat me up,” says Heather Bergeron.
Pat Barber emphasizes that the road to become a professional athlete won’t be easy.
“There’s a very big difference between CrossFit the sport and CrossFit.com,” he says.
“The reality is we’re all specialists at CrossFit,” Chris Spealler says to the room full of Games competitors.
So where will specializing in CrossFit take them?
Additional reading: The Story Behind the Rogue vs. Again Faster Throwdown.