September 21, 2011
Hilary Achauer talks to Tony Budding and Dave Castro about how athletes ended up swimming in the ocean, throwing a softball and flying across monkey bars in 2011 Reebok CrossFit Games.
If you’ve ever thrown a surprise party, you know how difficult it is to bring all the pieces together while keeping it a secret. Now imagine if you had to keep the details of the party a secret not only from the guest of honor but also from the caterer, the bartender and the guests. Oh, and you’ve got film the whole thing, maintain a constantly updated website and broadcast it on ESPN3.com. Multiply that tenfold, and you’ve got a small sense of what it might be like to plan and manage the CrossFit Games.
That something like the CrossFit Games can take place with the main part of the competition secret from all but a few is a remarkable feat of planning, discipline and secrecy mixed in with a bit of insanity.
Sounds very CrossFit.