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Although it shared its weekend with four other events, the Central East Regional was the show-stopper. The competitors’ names alone were enough to pique the interest of even the casual CrossFit Games observer: Julie Foucher, Rich Froning, Marcus Hendren, Graham Holmberg, Michelle Kinney and Scott Panchik.

“My professional opinion is that Rich—no matter what happens—is just unstoppable,” said commentator Chase Ingraham, who is also a member… Continue Reading

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The Story in Canada East

By Jeremy Podlog

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Sharing its weekend with four other events around the world—Australia, Central East, Europe and North West—the Canada East Regional proved to be an equally riveting show.

Camille Leblanc-Bazinet and Michele Letendre rekindled their rivalry, and Letendre found herself on the edge of qualifying for the CrossFit Games again amid ever-growing competition.

Kristine Andali gave Letendre a run for her money as only 1 point separated the… Continue Reading

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The Story in Canada West

By Jeremy Podlog and Martin Ray

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Competing on the first weekend of Regionals, Canada West athletes knew the top dogs on the men’s side: last year’s Games athletes, Lucas Parker and Tyson Takasaki. But the women’s side was wide open with last year’s qualifiers—Heather Gillespie and Erin Light—not competing.

“It’s going to be a real dogfight because there are only two spots,” Parker said before the event. “But … now there’s a good… Continue Reading

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Guerrero

By Jay Vera

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On May 4, 2013, Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero faced off against boxing welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather. After 12 rounds, the decision was unanimous: Mayweather retained his title.

Guerrero began picking apart the defeat.

“There’s more stuff I could have done in the gym,” he says.

The 31-year-old had known Dave Castro, CrossFit Inc.’s Director of the CrossFit Games/Director of Training, since turning professional 13 years earlier, and Castro had… Continue Reading

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All Access Part 2: Roll On

By Chris Cooper

In Athletes, Medical/Injuries

May 27, 2014

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Athletes in wheelchairs are experts at adapting. Now they’re joining CrossFit affiliates in growing numbers.

Chris Stoutenberg fractured three thoracic vertebrae falling from his friend’s balcony on June 18, 1997. Paralyzed from the waist down, “Stouty” woke up with metal rods in his spine and a huge hole in his life: Sports, at which he’d always excelled, seemed gone forever. He was 19.

Despite the injury, Stoutenberg fought to recover, copying the exercises… Continue Reading

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In Athletes, CrossFit Games, HD Videos

May 15, 2014

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It’s three weeks before the 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games Regionals begin, and Julie Foucher is dividing her time between medical school and the gym.

She trains in the morning, focuses on school during the day and then trains again in the evening.

And since her last time competing in the Games, in 2012, Foucher has been improving her gymnastics technique by working with two gymnasts: Mike Canales, formerly of Ohio State University… Continue Reading

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All Day With Chad Mackay

By Michael McCoy

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It’s 5:45 a.m. in Sydney, Australia. Three-time CrossFit Games competitor Chad Mackay is finishing his breakfast. By 6:15, he’s got his first cup of coffee in hand and is off to coach the 6:45 class at CrossFit Active Waverton.

“Pretty much a standard day,” Mackay explains while he drives.

He’s at the chiropractor at 9 and at the exercise physiologist at 9:45. Just after 10:15, he’s stretching while he eats—with the clock running.

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Leading From the Back

By Maureen O’Hagan

In Athletes, Competition, CrossFit Games

April 29, 2014

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During the CrossFit Games Open, a lot of attention is focused on the athletes who finish on top. But could we learn even more from those lower on the Leaderboard?

Josh Bridges completed CrossFit Games Open Workout 14.5 in 7:49 minutes.

Samantha Briggs did it in 8:31.

And Cori Creran from Clifton, New Jersey, took 1 hour, 28 minutes.

Is she 10 times less fit than Briggs? Or is there a chance we’ve… Continue Reading

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