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 10 or so guys that could put up a… Continue Reading
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 been… Continue Reading
Tovar vs. Pichelli? Froning vs. Khalipa vs. Holmberg? No, the real competition was Bozman vs. McKernan.
Continuing their tradition of going head-to-head in the CrossFit Games Open, host Rory McKernan took on Games head judge Adrian Bozman for the second year. Bozman was looking to redeem himself from last year’s loss, but he fell short after McKernan won the first three workouts. Finally, in Open Workout 14.4, Boz took the win, edging… Continue Reading
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
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.
February 25, 2014
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
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
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