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In CrossFit Games, HD Videos

April 21, 2016

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Executive Producer Sevan Matossian once again gives us unprecedented access to the fittest athletes on the planet, catching CrossFit Games competitors in intimate moments and vulnerable positions.

In Part 4 of five, Matossian offers a look at all the “glamor” behind the scenes—ice baths, drug tests and blood blisters—as the athletes complete Sprint Course 1 and Sprint Course 2, the Soccer Chipper, Clean and Jerk, and Triangle Couplet.

Matossian also gets rare glimpses into… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit Games, HD Videos

April 19, 2016

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Executive Producer Sevan Matossian once again gives us unprecedented access to the fittest athletes on the planet, catching CrossFit Games competitors in intimate moments and vulnerable positions.

In Part 3 of five, Matossian interviews the athletes as they recover from the physical and emotional aftermath of Murph and try to rally for Snatch Speed Ladder and Heavy DT—the latter a Hero-workout variation selected by fans via a Twitter vote.

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In CrossFit Games, HD Videos

April 17, 2016

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Executive Producer Sevan Matossian once again gives us unprecedented access to the fittest athletes on the planet, catching CrossFit Games competitors in intimate moments and vulnerable positions.

In Part 2 of five, Matossian shadows competitors before and after Event 3—Murph—and asks prying questions about everything from nutrition and training to self-doubt and hair care.

Jonne Koski, who holds first place after two events, talks about his father’s pressuring him… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit Games, HD Videos

April 15, 2016

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Executive Producer Sevan Matossian once again gives us unprecedented access to the fittest athletes on the planet, catching CrossFit Games competitors in intimate moments and vulnerable positions.

In Part 1 of five, Matossian gets up close and sometimes uncomfortably personal as he interviews athletes before and after the Pier Paddle and Sandbag 2015 events.

Matossian—also Director of CrossFit Media—chats with 2014 second-place finisher Mat Fraser about the pressure… Continue Reading

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In Columns, CrossFit Games

February 15, 2016

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Mike Warkentin reveals the real secret to thriving in the CrossFit Games Open.

“Everything is OK.”

The words were written in black marker—large block letters about an inch tall running down the inside of her forearm from elbow to wrist.

My friend, an artistic, freethinking woman with an occasional affinity for “consciousness expansion,” was very matter-of-fact when I asked her about the sentence staining her skin on… Continue Reading

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2015 Masters Competition: Parts 1 and 2

By Gary Roberts and Travis Cosentino

In Athletes, Competition, CrossFit Games, HD Videos

February 13, 2016

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In this four-part series, Gary Roberts and Travis Cosentino make their rounds among the elite athletes of the Masters competition at the 2015 Reebok CrossFit Games. Watch highlights from the events, interviews with the athletes, and footage of the trash talk and words of encouragement that motivate some of the Fittest on Earth to push themselves harder than ever.

In Part 1, veterans and rookies reflect on the differences between their… Continue Reading

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Portraits in Motion

By Kieran Kesner

In Athletes, CrossFit Games

September 16, 2015

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Capturing the beauty of athletic movement through the eyes of a first-time attendee to the CrossFit Games is a challenging task. Award-winning photojournalist Kieran Kesner attended the 2015 Reebok CrossFit Games with that goal in mind… Continue Reading

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Seven Years’ War

By Mike Warkentin

In Athletes, CrossFit Games

August 11, 2015

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(Corrects to state Ben Smith started CrossFit in 2006.)

After focusing on competition in 2008, Ben Smith wins the CrossFit Games in 2015.

July 26, Ben Smith was crowned the Fittest Man on Earth.

And you might have seen it coming.

Smith, a podium finisher in 2011 and 2013, was far from a long shot heading into the competition, but he also wasn’t the odds-on favorite. Many looked to Mathew Fraser, last… Continue Reading

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