On Episode 322 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed Irving Hernandez, who posted the top score on Open Workout 14.2. Also on the show was Gavin Turner, an athlete hoping to summit Mt. Everest in May. This episode was webcast on March 19, 2014.
3:13 Irving Hernandez came up big on Workout 14.2 and logged an astounding 396 reps, beating second-place Rich Froning by 37. Hernandez talked about his strategy and how the workout was right in his wheelhouse. He also detailed his past performances in the Open and three Regional events, including a fourth-place finish at the South East Regional in 2012. Hernandez was in sixth place in the region after 14.3, and he talked about how he plans to change up his training as the Regionals approach.
13:59 Gavin Turner of CrossFit Amped in Bellevue, Wash., will soon set off on a two-month expedition to climb Mt. Everest. Turner has been planning for the test for 15 years, and he spoke about how he’s used CrossFit for the past four-and-a-half years to train for all his mountaineering expeditions. He said the intensity of the workouts prepares him for challenging climbs. During his expedition, Turner plans to check in with CrossFit Radio via satellite phone from Everest.