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By CrossFit Media

In Athletes, CrossFit Games

August 14, 2016

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CrossFit Media photographers document the many tests of the 2016 Reebok CrossFit Games.

“This year is going to be the most challenging, physically and mentally, that you guys will ever encounter at the CrossFit Games. ... We are gonna ask a lot of you guys.” —Dave Castro


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In CrossFit Games, Editorial, Olympic Lifts

August 10, 2016

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By Roy Masters’ reasoning, most weightlifters in the Olympics aren’t very strong.

Masters, clearly grinding a very large ax in the Aug. 8 Sydney Morning Herald article “World CrossFit Games Runner-Up Tia Toomey Finds Rio 2016 a Different Beast,” reminds that Tia-Clair Toomey’s Olympic results make her the “14th strongest” woman in the world—“and that’s only in the 58kg class.”

We suppose Deng Wei’s world record 262-kg total in the 63-kg class… Continue Reading

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Decade of Dominance

By Greg Glassman, Hilary Achauer, Andréa Maria Cecil, Mike Warkentin, Chad Schroeder

In Classic, CrossFit, CrossFit Games

July 10, 2016

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In 2016, we celebrate the 10th edition of the CrossFit Games—the ultimate proving grounds for the world’s fittest athletes.

On the pages of this special retrospective, you’ll find stories and images that explain how the Games grew from a small gathering of athletes in 2007 into an event that now fills stadiums and can be watched live on ESPN.

We’ve also provided a host of detailed stats and records that showcase the amazing… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit Games

May 11, 2016

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I began defining myself as a CrossFitter shortly after I joined CrossFit Praha in 2013, while living in Prague, Czech Republic. It was there that I learned how to squat, press and deadlift, and it was there that I first heard names such as Rich Froning and Annie Thorisdottir.

The CrossFit Games athletes became my role models, and I spent much of my time dreaming of what it would be like to… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit, CrossFit Games, HD Videos

May 10, 2016

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Chad Blanchard, 30, is headed to the 2016 Atlantic Regional after putting drugs and prison behind him.

Blanchard—a member of Nepa CrossFit in Plains, Pennsylvania—spent five years in jail for selling and using cocaine. He says the conviction was tough on his family, but they always remained supportive. While in prison, Blanchard saw the CrossFit Games on ESPN, and the competition piqued his interest.

“I remember going to the gym the… Continue Reading

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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.

Carted… Continue Reading

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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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