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What’s Rich Froning doing?

Well, if it’s less than three hours before the live announcement of Open Workout 14.5, he’s repeatedly deadlifting 465 lb. at a San Francisco hotel.

Catch all the behind-the-scenes action with the fifth and final installment of Backstage Pass.

You’ll meet a fan from Australia who has only been doing CrossFit for four months but got on a plane to see five past Games champions compete head-to-head in… Continue Reading

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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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Lose the Luge?

By Emily Beers

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February 25, 2014

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A total of 98 events were contested at the Olympic Games, and avid viewer Emily Beers wonders if the herd should be thinned to focus on quality rather than quantity.

We’ve all had that Winter Olympics moment: you’re watching the high-flying aerials or a game-winning shot in overtime. Then coverage shifts to curling, and the wind is knocked out of your sails as you start looking for something else to watch.

Some sports just… Continue Reading

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The Need for Speed

By Emily Beers

In Competition, Sports Applications

February 15, 2014

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Bobsled athletes train for five seconds of raw power followed by an icy 60-second thrill ride at 90 mph.

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld does a stand-up routine about the Olympics and makes fun of the sports of bobsled and luge.

“The luge is the only sport I’ve ever seen that you could have people competing in it against their will and it would be exactly the same,” he said.

While Seinfeld’s satire would… 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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In Competition, CrossFit, HD Videos

February 06, 2014

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There have been four competitions at CrossFit 707 in Benicia, Calif. Rosemary Matossian has participated in all of them.

The 69-year-old started CrossFit two years ago, following the lead of her son—CrossFit HQ video journalist Sevan Matossian.

“So in the beginning I only went twice a week, sometimes less. I had to force myself to go. And then a couple months ago, I started going three times a week,” she tells her son as he films… 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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In Athletes, Competition, CrossFit Games, HD Videos

November 29, 2013

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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… Continue Reading

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