Sixth for Speal

By Chris Spealler

In Athletes, CrossFit Games, HD Videos

June 19, 2012

Video Article

Relive the riveting moments of the South West Regional, where the legendary Chris Spealler qualified for his sixth CrossFit Games with a remarkable performance. On July 13 at the Home Depot Center, he will stand alone as the only athlete to compete as an individual in all six CrossFit Games.

Watch as he prepares for each of the three days and hits a PR in the snatch-ladder event to put him in contention for a trip to California.

“I still didn’t know. I still thought that it was a little bit of long shot,” Spealler says. “Five-point spread going into the last workout is not something you want.”

But being the underdog is something the Utah athlete says he enjoys.

“Kind of doing stuff you’re not supposed to do—I like that.”

In the end, Spealler continues, it’s not about the guys on the podium but the ones who give it their all.

“That is what inspires people—not a place, but watching someone just pour their heart and soul out into something. You see that often in CrossFit.”

11min 12sec

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Additional reading: Intensity and Speal by Andréa Maria Cecil, published May 25, 2012.

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14 Comments on “Sixth for Speal”


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If most people had half the heart of Chris Spealler, the world would be an incredible place.


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The Games just would not be the same and would be missing that athlete's heart! Chris Spealler is just awesome!!!


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How can you not like this guy? Truly inspiring.


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Chris is really a great guy and a heck of an athlete.


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Spealler tebows in a full squat!
Awesome video, truly inspirational!


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Just freaking awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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The power god put inside you is gonna show right now! Love it


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Holy Crap! Best video yet! So Inspirational!


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Where do I sign up for the "Obsessed with Speal" fan club? Every time he poops I wanna know about it (kidding). So awesome!


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So inspiring! Although I already knew the outcome, my palms were sweaty and my heart was in my throat just watching this. You're a real example to others, Speal!


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Was that Chris's dad there at the end? The dude was jacked. What a great think to pass from generation to generation, a love and passion for fitness


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To legit to quit!!


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Hall of fame!!!

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