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CrossFit Radio Episode 291

By Justin Judkins

In Athletes, CrossFit, CrossFit Games, Radio

September 01, 2013

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On Episode 291 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed CrossFit success story Justin Hopman and CrossFit Games competitor Dan Bailey. This episode was webcast on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013.

2:53 Justin Hopman told how he found CrossFit after receiving a pacemaker at only 38 to treat a third-degree atrioventricular block. He explained what his life was like before the pacemaker and CrossFit, as well as how it turned… Continue Reading

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A First Timer

By Various

In Athletes, CrossFit, CrossFit Games, HD Videos

August 29, 2013

Video Article

At this year’s CrossFit Games, Alessandra Pichelli never finished an event outside the top 20.

“I want to prove to myself that my body’s capable of great things,” she said before the Games began.

Pichelli, who this year competed as an individual for the first time, ended up winning the Legless event on Friday night—what she describes as her most memorable Games moment.

In the final day of competition, the 27-year-old appeared poised to take… Continue Reading

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An Unlikely Friendship

By Samantha Briggs, Dusty Hyland and Lindsey Valenzuela

In Athletes, CrossFit, CrossFit Games, HD Videos

August 27, 2013

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When Samantha Briggs sent Lindsey Valenzuela a Facebook message earlier this year and asked if she could come train and live with her, the Southern California athlete was taken aback.

“‘With me?’” Valenzuela recounts. “‘Yeah, I mean, I don’t know if I can keep up with you, but let’s do it.’”

For Briggs, it was an obvious choice.

“She comes from a strength background. I’m more endurance. So I thought what better person to train… Continue Reading

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Being Present

By Valerie Voboril

In Athletes, CrossFit, CrossFit Games, HD Videos

August 23, 2013

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The night before the final day of this year’s CrossFit Games, Sam Briggs had a dream.

“Wouldn’t it be so awesome if we swept the podium: one, two and three?” she asked Lindsey Valenzuela and Valerie Voboril. Both Valenzuela and Voboril train at DogTown CrossFit, and Briggs spent time there before the Games.

Briggs’ dream became reality: she finished first, with Valenzuela second and Voboril third.

But going into the competition… Continue Reading

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Making the Most of It

By Gary Kirk

In Athletes, CrossFit, CrossFit Games, HD Videos

August 10, 2013

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Gary Kirk didn’t cook. He would heat up food but never venture so far as to make something from scratch.

These days, Sunday is reserved for making sauces to accompany his reformed diet, recommended to him by his neurologist. More than six months ago, Kirk was suffering from nerve attacks, sight problems, loss of balance and movement in the face, as well as a loss of taste—all because of multiple sclerosis. Kirk also… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 288

By Justin Judkins

In Athletes, CrossFit, CrossFit Games, Radio

August 09, 2013

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On Episode 288 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed both Individual second-place finishers from the CrossFit Games: Lindsey Valenzuela and Jason Khalipa. This episode was webcast Aug. 7, 2013.

1:32 Lindsey Valenzuela placed second at the recent CrossFit Games. She spoke about her performance and what it meant to stand on the podium next to friend, training partner and overall winner Sam Briggs. She said… Continue Reading

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In Athletes, CrossFit, CrossFit Games, HD Videos

August 06, 2013

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Since 2011, Lisa Long and her daughter, Rory Zambard, were hoping to both qualify for the CrossFit Games and experience the competition together. But life got in the way and Long went alone in 2011, finishing ninth in the 50-54 Masters Division.

This year, however, was different: both mother and daughter competed at the Games.

“It’s heaven, a little slice of heaven,” Long says. “It is a… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 287

By Justin Judkins

In Athletes, CrossFit Games, Radio

August 03, 2013

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On Episode 287 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed two podium finishers at the CrossFit Games. Both Valerie Voboril and Ben Smith finished third in the competition that ended July 28. This episode was webcast July 31, 2013.

2:46 In 2013, Valerie Voboril took third at the CrossFit Games, equalling her best previous finish (2010). Voboril spoke about how she took care of her body between… Continue Reading

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