November 2013

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CrossFit Radio Episode 304

By Justin Judkins

In Affiliation, Athletes, CrossFit, CrossFit Games, Radio

November 15, 2013

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On Episode 304 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed CrossFit East Decatur owner and former CrossFit Games competitor Shana Alverson. This episode was webcast on Nov. 13, 2013.

1:44 Shana Alverson opened CrossFit East Decatur in Decatur, Ga., six years ago. She explained how important a website is to the growth of an affiliate and why it’s not always a good idea for gym owners to design and create… Continue Reading

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Hope in a Box

By Hilary Achauer

In Affiliation, Medical/Injuries

November 14, 2013

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A breast-cancer diagnosis brings CrossFit HD members Lauren Beard and Carrie Belmore together for a new challenge.

“Jess told me you’re an infusion nurse at Emory.”

When Carrie Belmore heard those words, her heart sank. She looked at 26-year-old Lauren Beard, who had approached Belmore after a workout at CrossFit HD in Atlanta, Ga.

“That’s the last thing I thought I’d hear,” Belmore said.

Belmore had seen Beard around the gym… Continue Reading

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Perfect Shot

By Various

In CrossFit, HD Videos, Sports Applications

November 13, 2013

Video Article

Twenty-two stages and multiple moving and stationary targets—all in Hurricane, Utah.

It’s the U.S. Practical Shooting Association’s Open and Limited 10 National Handgun Championships.

“Basically, for most folks this is sort of a culmination of the year. It’s also one of the most difficult matches from a shooting-test standpoint,” explains Dave Re, a practical shooting grand master who works at CrossFit Inc. headquarters in Scotts Valley, Calif. Re… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit, HD Videos

November 11, 2013

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On their 12,000-mile journey from the U.S. to Chile, Pat Sherwood and Ian Wittenber were prepared to find unsavory characters, including those who would take advantage of “the gringos” in a foreign country.

But that hasn’t been the case.

“It has renewed my faith in humanity. People on Earth are good people, and they want to do the right thing, and they want to help you out, and they’re just like you and I, and… Continue Reading

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Banishing the Boogeyman

By Pat Sherwood

In CrossFit

November 11, 2013

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Pat Sherwood puts the lie to suspicions about all the evil people in other countries.

While making our way from Big Sky, Mont., to Nogales, Ariz., Ian Wittenber and I stopped for fuel at a gas station in Jackson Hole, Wyo. An old dude and his weather-beaten female companion eyeballed us from another pump.

“Where are you two heading?” the gentleman asked.

“We are riding to Chile, but our immediate goal is to get into… Continue Reading

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After Their Last Battle

By Emily Beers

In LEO/Mil

November 10, 2013

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On Nov. 11, nations around the world take a moment of silence to honor the sacrifices of those who served. Emily Beers talks to three men who fought for their countries.

For veteran Richard Sanders, the Nov. 11 moment of silence is “a double-edged sword.”

“It’s good to know that we’re honoring their lives, raising awareness,” he said of fallen soldiers and current members of the military.

But on the flip side, there is… Continue Reading

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Wives of CrossFit SolaFide

By Andréa Maria Cecil

In LEO/Mil

November 10, 2013

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Nicole Spitzack started CrossFit when her husband was deployed to Afghanistan. When she invited friends—also military wives—she created an irreplaceable support system. Andréa Maria Cecil reports.

In 2005, the U.S. Army deployed Cole Spitzack to Afghanistan for 12 months.

“That’s a long time,” he said. “I missed the whole first year of my daughter’s life.”

That kind of time is hard on a marriage, too. The Army recognizes that fact, offering soldiers and their loved ones… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 303

By Justin Judkins

In Radio

November 09, 2013

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On Episode 303 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed potential burpee world record holder Lloyd Weema, as well as two-time CrossFit Games athlete Chad Mackay. This episode was webcast on Nov. 6, 2013.

3:26 Lloyd Weema recently completed 9,480 burpees in 72 hours. Once his video of the feat is approved, he will own the burpee record on two sites that track such accomplishments. Weema spoke about researching the… Continue Reading

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