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Behind the Games: 2013

By Sevan Matossian, Hayley Parlen and Adam Cline

In Athletes, CrossFit, CrossFit Games, HD Videos

January 07, 2014

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Shortly before 4:30 a.m. on the first day of individual competition, Director of the CrossFit Games Dave Castro sums up the collective feeling of the day.

“This morning is going to be awesome. Or a complete fucking disaster,” he jokingly pans.

His comment is just one of many in this five-part series that offers behind-the-scenes glimpses and interviews from the 2013 Reebok CrossFit Games, held in July in Carson… Continue Reading

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Growing Up Strong

By Various

In Athletes, CrossFit, CrossFit Games, HD Videos

December 05, 2013

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With three older brothers, Lauren Fisher quickly learned how to play with the boys.

“She would just never back down,” says Fisher’s mom, Linda.

At 12 years old, Fisher started training at CrossFit 209 Sport in Stockton, Calif. As with other athletes who start CrossFit early in life, Fisher improved quickly and reached a high level of fitness at a young age. Last year, at 17, she competed at the 2012 NorCal Regional and finished… Continue Reading

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In Athletes, Competition, CrossFit Games, HD Videos

November 29, 2013

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It takes dozens upon dozens of staff and volunteers to pull off a CrossFit Games Regional competition. At this year’s Europe Regional, the demands were even greater as the final event was broadcast live to a host of countries on Eurosport.

All told, there were seven cameras tied to an on-site television truck, plus several other cameras working independently.

“It’s outrageous,” Games commentator Rory McKernan… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 304

By Justin Judkins

In Affiliation, Athletes, CrossFit, CrossFit Games, Radio

November 15, 2013

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On Episode 304 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed CrossFit East Decatur owner and former CrossFit Games competitor Shana Alverson. This episode was webcast on Nov. 13, 2013.

1:44 Shana Alverson opened CrossFit East Decatur in Decatur, Ga., six years ago. She explained how important a website is to the growth of an affiliate and why it’s not always a good idea for gym owners to design and create… Continue Reading

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On Saturday, Oct. 26, Team World entered the CrossFit Invitational in Berlin as the underdog, but the group pulled off an upset that surprised everyone—except its members.

“We want to win, otherwise we wouldn’t have come this far, right?” asked Team World member Kara Webb.

This video presents highlights of the 75-minute competition, including interviews, sounds from the coaches’ microphones, and special behind-the-scenes footage.

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In Athletes, CrossFit, CrossFit Games, HD Videos

October 27, 2013

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In 1985, Chris Hinshaw finished the Ironman in second place, and at the peak of his career, he was one of the best triathletes in the world. But years of endurance training left him brittle and barely functional.

Today, at 50 years old, Hinshaw runs a 4:58 mile.

“The only thing that I’m doing differently is adding CrossFit. That’s it,” he says. “I’m not only functional, I can do things that I… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 301

By Justin Judkins

In Athletes, CrossFit, CrossFit Games, Radio

October 24, 2013

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On Episode 301 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed two-time CrossFit Games athlete Talayna Fortunato. This episode was webcast on Oct. 23, 2013.

2:26 Talayna Fortunato and the rest of Team USA will compete against Team World in the 2013 CrossFit Invitational on Oct. 26 in Berlin, Germany. The Games veteran spoke about the upcoming competition and how she received her invitation from Dave Castro. She believes competitions… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 300

By Justin Judkins

In Affiliation, Athletes, CrossFit Games, Radio

October 19, 2013

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On Episode 300 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed Thomas Cox, a CrossFit Mayhem coach who is also a member of its affiliate team. This episode was webcast on October 16, 2013.

2:45 Thomas Cox doesn’t win many workouts at CrossFit Mayhem, where he regularly trains with three-time CrossFit Games champ Rich Froning. Cox talked about competing in the Affiliate Cup at last year’s Games before detailing Project Mayhem and how… Continue Reading

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