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In Athletes, CrossFit, CrossFit Games, HD Videos

March 23, 2014

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During her collegiate track-and-field career, Danielle Sidell wanted to be thin.

“I had it in my mind that I needed to lose as much weight as possible and be as skinny as possible,” she explains.

So she joined WeightWatchers, eating a small pack of oatmeal for breakfast and splitting one can of soup between lunch and dinner. The program eventually kicked her out for being too lean.

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CrossFit Radio Episode 320

By Justin Judkins

In Affiliation, Athletes, CrossFit, Radio

March 09, 2014

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On Episode 320 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed James Pattison, owner of CrossFit 13 in Essex, England; Craig Kenney, who was tied for second place overall in the Open after Workout 14.1; and Talayna Fortunato, who placed fifth at the 2013 Reebok CrossFit Games and was preparing to do 14.2 live in Miami, Fla., as part of the announcement event. This episode was webcast on March 5, 2014.

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The CrossFit Tour: Competition in Kiwi Country

By Jordan Gravatt and Michael McCoy

In Affiliation, Athletes, CrossFit, HD Videos

March 08, 2014

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It began with hang snatches and ended with a tiebreaker whose name was Fran.

The January CrossFit Tour stop in New Zealand not only gathered affiliate owners and community members to mingle and sweat, but it also summoned CrossFit Games athletes to compete.

In attendance were Ruth Anderson Horrell, Jason Khalipa, Chad Mackay, Scott Panchik, Alessandra Pichelli, Becca Voigt and Kara Webb.

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Sweat and Sobriety

By Hilary Achauer

In Athletes, Rest Day/Theory

March 07, 2014

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Researchers are discovering exercise—especially intense exercise—can be an effective part of treatment of addiction, but it isn’t the only part.

The solitary-confinement cell at Florence State Prison in Florence, Ariz., is 8 feet by 5 feet. It contains a bed and a toilet. Prisoners in the hole are permanently shackled, and they spend 23 hours a day in the tiny cell.

Michael Gonzales spent five years in that cell. He lost 60… Continue Reading

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In Athletes, CrossFit, CrossFit Games, HD Videos

March 03, 2014

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Before three-time CrossFit Games champion Rich Froning Jr. started CrossFit, his two greatest fears were public speaking and large crowds.

“Welcome. Welcome to hell,” CrossFit HQ’s Pat Sherwood tells him with a laugh.

Sherwood spent several days with Froning in his hometown of Cookeville, Tenn., where Sherwood got a taste of what it takes to be the reigning champ. That meant a lot of workouts and perhaps some processed sugar.

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CrossFit Radio Episode 319

By Justin Judkins

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On Episode 319 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed two of the top five male athletes from the 2013 Reebok CrossFit Games. Garret Fisher placed fifth last year, and Scott Panchik was fourth. This episode was webcast on Feb. 26, 2014.

2:04 Justin caught up with Garret Fisher the day before the announcement of Open Workout 14.1, in which Fisher was to compete with Marcus Hendren during a live… Continue Reading

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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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