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“We are often taught to look for the beauty in all things, so in finding it, the layman asks the philosopher while the philosopher asks the photographer.”
―Criss Jami, “Killosophy”
(Corrects to state CrossFit Fayetteville is in Arkansas.)
This edition of “Virtuosity” features the CrossFit Games Open, in which hundreds of thousands of people test their fitness every year.
The Open is a special time for CrossFit athletes, but it doesn’t come without some trepidation as people challenge themselves to beat previous records and achieve new levels of fitness.
In “Every Rep a Victory,” Jillian Sharp explains the fear she… Continue Reading
On Episode 371 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed the athletes atop the CrossFit Games Open Leaderboard after workouts 15.1 and 15.1A: Maude Charron and Nick Urankar. This episode was webcast on March 4, 2015.
3:01 Maude Charron was virtually unknown until she crushed 15.1 and 15.1A to edge out defending CrossFit Games champion Camille Leblanc-Bazinet by 4 points in the overall standings. Charron, who has a… Continue Reading
To Rachel McInnis, CrossFit is “everything.” She’s 14 years old and can deadlift more than twice her body weight. She’s been doing CrossFit with her dad at Carlsbad CrossFit in California for more than a year, and she wants to win the CrossFit Games someday.
CrossFit Games athlete Marlene Andersson explains how she’s grown to love her adopted Middle Eastern country.
It was 93 F at the StubHub Center.
The heat of the midsummer sun made the Triple 3—3-km row, 300 double-unders, 3-mile run—much tougher than it should have been. Needless to say, men were shirtless for the most part, while women wore little more than booty shorts and a sports bra. Except one.
Marlene Andersson, an expat Swede… Continue Reading
Maureen O’Hagan examines the dearth of females in the upper ranks of CrossFit coaches.
Pop quiz: Name three people who coach CrossFit Games athletes.
If you follow the Sport of Fitness at all, you’ll have no trouble. Bergeron. Martin. Chapman. Hyland. And so on.
Now for Part 2: Name three top female coaches—that is, women who coach Games athletes.
We posed this question to nearly a dozen longtime CrossFitters, and here’s what they came up with:
Eva Claire Synkowski, said… Continue Reading
Rich Froning overcomes all adversity and pressure to stand atop the CrossFit Games podium for the fourth consecutive year.
He looked determined, almost angry.
It was seconds before Sunday’s Midline March at the 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games—the first individual event of the final day. Three-time champ Rich Froning awaited the buzzer.
Between these athletes and the finish line were 3 rounds of 25 GHD sit-ups, a 50-foot handstand walk and 50 feet of… Continue Reading
Emily Beers finds the tests of the 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games are more mental than physical.
When I qualified to the CrossFit Games, I was ecstatic. Overjoyed. Just happy to be there. My original performance goal was humble at best: not to come dead last. And I accomplished that by finishing 37th.
But the problem with being competitive is you never enjoy being near the bottom—even when your competition happens to be the entire world.