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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.

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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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