It takes dozens upon dozens of staff and volunteers to pull off a CrossFit Games Regional competition. At this year’s Europe Regional, the demands were even greater as the final event was broadcast live to a host of countries on Eurosport.
All told, there were seven cameras tied to an on-site television truck, plus several other cameras working independently.
“It’s outrageous,” Games commentator Rory McKernan says with a wide smile. “CrossFit fans are spoiled. There’s so much to watch.”
In this video, meet the people who make the Regional go off without a hitch—from the event director to the men and woman who set up the barbells and tear down the rigs at the end of the day.
Also, learn about how two-time Games champion Annie Thorisdottir once dreamed of becoming a Disney animator and why Sam Briggs, who went on to win both the Regional and the CrossFit Games, just has to go to McDonald’s sometimes.
Video by Gary Roberts.
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SD mov file size: 198 MB
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Additional audio: CrossFit Radio Episode 297 by Justin Judkins, published Sept. 28, 2013.