On Episode 263 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed Hope for Kenya project leader Dallin Frampton, as well as Justin Bergh, general manager of the CrossFit Games. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013.
The Words of Wisdom are from the CrossFit Albuquerque blog: Advice on Approaching the CrossFit Total.
4:25 Dallin Frampton is the owner of new affiliate CrossFit Spearhead, and he’s also leading CrossFit’s charitable Hope for Kenya project. Frampton explained that Hope for Kenya exists to help build schools, water cisterns, latrine systems and rotational gardens in the area around Mombasa. CrossFit’s efforts are dramatically changing the area, and Frampton described how he initially connected with Coach Greg Glassman to get CrossFit’s founder and CEO involved. Frampton detailed how people can get involved in the efforts and talked about the Hope for Kenya fundraising event that will take place Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013.
30:02 Justin Bergh is the general manager of the CrossFit Games, and he explained how record numbers of CrossFit athletes are expected to participate in the Open, which starts March 6. Bergh detailed some of the changes fans and athletes can expect to see this year, as well as why he thinks the changes will make for a better competition. Bergh spoke about the growth and popularity of the Games but reminded that the Games are only a small part of the CrossFit program. Finally, Bergh described the Online Judges Course and why he thinks fans, athletes and most importantly judges will benefit from the course.