August 2013

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August 31, 2013

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The individual PDF articles published in August 2013 are collected here in a single download.

The video and audio posts are not contained in the PDF.

The articles included here are:

The Lunatic Farmer - Cooper
Training in the Heat - Starr
The Angry Surfer - Achauer
Destiny, Choice and Struggle - Cecil
“This Is CrossFit” - Cecil

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“This Is CrossFit”

By Andréa Maria Cecil

In CrossFit, LEO/Mil

August 31, 2013

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CrossFit community comes together to commemorate the Hotshots 19 and raise funds for their surviving family members.

Prescott, Ariz.—On June 30, 19 members of the Hotshot team died fighting a fire that grew to more than 2,000 acres in Yarnell, an old gold-mining village with a population of roughly 650.

To commemorate the fallen and raise money for their surviving family, CrossFit Inc. held a memorial workout at Captain CrossFit in Prescott: six rounds for… Continue Reading

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A First Timer

By Various

In Athletes, CrossFit, CrossFit Games, HD Videos

August 29, 2013

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At this year’s CrossFit Games, Alessandra Pichelli never finished an event outside the top 20.

“I want to prove to myself that my body’s capable of great things,” she said before the Games began.

Pichelli, who this year competed as an individual for the first time, ended up winning the Legless event on Friday night—what she describes as her most memorable Games moment.

In the final day of competition, the 27-year-old appeared poised to take… Continue Reading

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An Unlikely Friendship

By Samantha Briggs, Dusty Hyland and Lindsey Valenzuela

In Athletes, CrossFit, CrossFit Games, HD Videos

August 27, 2013

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When Samantha Briggs sent Lindsey Valenzuela a Facebook message earlier this year and asked if she could come train and live with her, the Southern California athlete was taken aback.

“‘With me?’” Valenzuela recounts. “‘Yeah, I mean, I don’t know if I can keep up with you, but let’s do it.’”

For Briggs, it was an obvious choice.

“She comes from a strength background. I’m more endurance. So I thought what better person to train with—somebody who’s my… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 290

By Justin Judkins

In Affiliation, Coaching, CrossFit, Radio

August 24, 2013

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On Episode 290 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed three people who attended the CrossFit Tour stop and Affiliate Gathering in Big Sky, Mont., from Aug. 16 to 18. Jonathan Gonzales and Maria Aragon De Gonzales of Arbor CrossFit are featured in the first half of the show, and CrossFit Games Masters champion Craig Howard is featured in the second.

1:36 Jonathan Gonzales and Maria Aragon De Gonzales held the grand… Continue Reading

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Being Present

By Valerie Voboril

In Athletes, CrossFit, CrossFit Games, HD Videos

August 23, 2013

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The night before the final day of this year’s CrossFit Games, Sam Briggs had a dream.

“Wouldn’t it be so awesome if we swept the podium: one, two and three?” she asked Lindsey Valenzuela and Valerie Voboril. Both Valenzuela and Voboril train at DogTown CrossFit, and Briggs spent time there before the Games.

Briggs’ dream became reality: she finished first, with Valenzuela second and Voboril third.

But going into the competition… Continue Reading

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Destiny, Choice and Struggle

By Andréa Maria Cecil

In Rest Day/Theory

August 22, 2013

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Patrick Miller is a typical kid from a working Midwestern town. This is his coming-of-age story in which there may or may not be a happy ending.

I am writing this brief article for a writing class that I am taking through a community college in my home town of Pontiac, Illinois. This is somewhat of a brief insight to the love and (passion) for the sport I have, but… Continue Reading

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The Angry Surfer

By Hilary Achauer

In Rest Day/Theory, Sports Applications

August 17, 2013

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Can the uptight ever hang loose? Hilary Achauer examines her complicated relationship with surfing.

The paddle out was easy that day. I didn’t even get my hair wet. I sat on my board with my dry hair and forced myself to look at the ocean, at the sky. I looked at the people walking on the beach and made up little stories about the surfers around me.

For 15 minutes I tried… Continue Reading

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