In CrossFit Games, HD Videos

March 15, 2012

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Calgary’s Brett Marshall has a long history of CrossFit competition going back to 2007, when he finished second at the very first CrossFit Games, held at The Ranch in Aromas, Calif.

He competed in 2008 as well—on a bit of a whim—and was a member of the CrossFit Calgary team that finished fourth in 2009. He qualified for regionals in 2010 and 2011, and he’s back for more in 2012. After Event 12.3 of the Reebok CrossFit Games Open, he was 22nd in Canada West.

Even though he’s a great athlete, Marshall is really motivated by coaching and creating a community at CrossFit Calgary.

“I leave every day from here feeling better than when I came in,” he says.

In this look at Marshall and his affiliate, the firefighter explains what drives him and why he’s passionate about CrossFit, coaching and competition—in the CrossFit Games or in the box during the 5 p.m. class.

“Our purpose at CFC is lifting one another one workout at a time,” Marshall says.

8min 34sec

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Additional reading: The Extraordinary Vijay Raj by Jesse O’Brien, published April 6, 2011.

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6 Comments on “Brett Marshall: Lifting One Another”


Chris Sinagoga wrote …

Good to hear from you Brett. I remember back on '06 always checking to see what you and OPT were getting on the WODs. Hope everything goes well.


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very inspiring, thank you


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Very inspiring to see Brett still at it. I remember watching him and OPT that first games. Crossfit has come a long way since then and so has Brett. He's the original butterfly pull up guy!


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Kevin Wood wrote …

Got to see Brett throw down in Calgary at Regionals. Very inspiring to watch. Loved this video too.


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Truly inspiring!

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