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CrossFit Radio Episode 317

By Justin Judkins

In Affiliation, Athletes, CrossFit, CrossFit Games, Radio

February 15, 2014

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On Episode 317 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed Olympic gold medalist and CrossFit Games competitor Anna Tunnicliffe, as well as multi-year Games competitor Christy Adkins. This episode was webcast on Feb. 12, 2014.

2:30 Anna Tunnicliffe spoke about her decision to retire from the sport of sailing, in which she won a gold medal at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China. She also… Continue Reading

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The Flash of the Blade

By Emily Beers

In Athletes, Competition

February 11, 2014

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As speed demons on skates carve up the ice in Sochi, Emily Beers explains the differences between short- and long-track speed-skating events.

One of the most famous medals of the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Games was Steven Bradbury’s iconic gold in the 1,000-m event on the short track.

During his semifinal, Bradbury hung out behind the other skaters because he knew he wasn’t as fast. When three other competitors… Continue Reading

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Mountains Into Moguls

By Emily Beers

In Athletes, Sports Applications

February 08, 2014

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Former and current Olympians talk about the evolution of skiing and snowboarding at the Winter Olympics. Equipment and training have changed, but the love of competition remains constant.

In Sochi, Russia, freestyle skier Keri Herman will represent the United States in her first Olympic Games. She’ll compete in the slopestyle competition, and it’s the first time the event will be included at the Winter Olympics.

Herman’s been training hard on and off the… Continue Reading

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In Athletes, Competition, CrossFit Games

January 26, 2014

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CrossFit competition is evolving and growing fiercer every year. Emily Beers talks to coach Brian Bucholtz and athlete Kara Webb about how the CrossFit Competitor’s Course helped them finish 12th at the CrossFit Games in 2013.

Dick Fosbury revolutionized the sport of high jump in the 1960s, becoming the first man to jump backward over the bar, a method that soon became known as “the Fosbury flop.” Fosbury won gold at the 1968… Continue Reading

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Behind the Games: 2013

By Sevan Matossian, Hayley Parlen and Adam Cline

In Athletes, CrossFit, CrossFit Games, HD Videos

January 07, 2014

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Shortly before 4:30 a.m. on the first day of individual competition, Director of the CrossFit Games Dave Castro sums up the collective feeling of the day.

“This morning is going to be awesome. Or a complete fucking disaster,” he jokingly pans.

His comment is just one of many in this five-part series that offers behind-the-scenes glimpses and interviews from the 2013 Reebok CrossFit Games, held in July in Carson… Continue Reading

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Body of Work

By Josh Wrede and Dave Re

In Athletes

January 03, 2014

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Whether people know it or not, many have already seen tattooist Josh Wrede’s work on a few very prominent human billboards: multi-year CrossFit Games competitors and Level 1 Seminar Staff members Matt Chan and Chris Spealler.

Chan and Spealler aren’t the only athletes the Colorado-based Wrede has inked, and high-intensity CrossFit workouts often reveal his art on hard-working bodies around the country. Wrede specializes in large tattoos and only… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 308

By Justin Judkins

In Affiliation, Athletes, CrossFit, Radio

December 15, 2013

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On Episode 308 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed CrossFit Monrovia owner Caesar Cepeda, as well as Ute CrossFit team member and HQ Seminar Staff member Adrian Conway. This episode was webcast on Dec. 11, 2013.

1:37 Caesar Cepeda of CrossFit Monrovia has run scores of marathons and dozens of Ironman triathlons. He explained how he found CrossFit and why he was drawn to something that on the surface… Continue Reading

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To hear Albert Azaryan tell the story, you’d think he was just doing his due diligence.

At the 1953 U.S.S.R. Championship, while holding an iron cross on the rings, he actually checked in with the judges to see if he was meeting the standards for the movement.

“I would turn my face to the left and the right, and I asked the judges, ‘Is it enough holding the cross?’ And they said, ‘Yes.’ And I turned back the same… Continue Reading

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