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Schooling the Press

By Matt Chan

In Athletes, CrossFit, CrossFit Games, HD Videos

August 01, 2013

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Throw any question at him—from his strategy on how he will approach the CrossFit Games to his views on diet and sex—and Matt Chan doesn’t shy away. He also might just own you.

At 35, Chan was the oldest individual male competitor at this year’s Games. Accordingly, he said his plan during the multi-day competition was to focus on recovery. Exactly what did that involve?

“Thumbs in my butt,” said Chan, who placed… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 286

By Justin Judkins

In Athletes, CrossFit, CrossFit Games, Radio

July 28, 2013

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On Episode 286 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed CrossFit Games competitor Scott Panchik, Games Demo Team members Julie Foucher and Annie Sakamoto, 2013 60-Plus Masters Champion Scott Olson, and CrossFit Avalanche owner Myles Lewis. This episode was webcast during the CrossFit Games week of July 22-28, 2013.

2:06 Scott Panchik placed fourth at the CrossFit Games in 2012 and talked about his expectations for the… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 285

By Justin Judkins

In Athletes, CrossFit, CrossFit Games, Radio

July 23, 2013

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On Episode 285 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed two veteran CrossFit Games competitors: Gretchen Kittelberger and Christy Phillips. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, July 17, 2013.

3:16 Gretchen Kittelberger placed second at the Mid Atlantic Regional and earned her third trip to the CrossFit Games. She feels her experience has made her more confident this year. Kittelberger… Continue Reading

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Focus, Drive, Execution

By Margaux Alvarez

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When she started CrossFit in March 2011, Margaux Alvarez had a clear goal. This year, the 28-year-old accomplished her mission by qualifying for the CrossFit Games.

Alvarez finished third at the Northern California Regional, and that performance was followed by a flood of texts, emails and Facebook messages from friends, family and even strangers expressing their support.

“I can’t say thank you enough… Continue Reading

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If the name “Kara Webb” doesn’t sound familiar, it’s because Kara’s surname was Gordon last year when she competed at the CrossFit Games. Her husband, Jason, admits that he’s the reason behind the confusion in 2013.

“That’s my fault,” Jason says.

It turns out Jason and Kara’s romance was sparked somewhere between the stepper and the treadmill in another gym several years ago, but by the time they were married in December… Continue Reading

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“I’ll Do It All”

By Deborah Cordner Carson

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When Deborah Cordner Carson asks herself why she does CrossFit, she looks at her grandfather’s weightlifting belt and remembers.

“I see my grandfather and how he sacrificed at some point in his life to achieve something,” she says. “It makes sense and it makes me feel like I was meant to do this.”

Cordner Carson’s grandfather was the heavyweight-lifting champion of the British Empire from 1942 to 1944.

The 33-year-old Minnesota athlete is known… Continue Reading

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After opening an affiliate with his brother Aryan in 2012, Aja Barto almost decided to forgo the 2013 CrossFit Games season.

“When I first came into it I was overwhelmed. I was potentially on the borderline of just, ya know, not competing this year because I wanted to give everything I had to my gym,” says the three-time Games qualifier.

After talking with those closest to him, Barto, 26, realized… Continue Reading

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Start Movin’

By Scott Olson

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When Scott Olson’s daughter told him about her CrossFit workouts that involved hundreds of reps at a time, he thought it was “nuts.”

“Nobody can do 100 pull-ups,” he thought.

But Olson gave it a try, and then another, and then he kept coming back. Today, he is the reigning champ in the 60-Plus Masters Division at the CrossFit Games, and he has competed there three times.

“To me, it’s more the fear of losing… Continue Reading

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