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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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2015 Masters Competition: Parts 1 and 2

By Gary Roberts and Travis Cosentino

In Athletes, Competition, CrossFit Games, HD Videos

February 13, 2016

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In this four-part series, Gary Roberts and Travis Cosentino make their rounds among the elite athletes of the Masters competition at the 2015 Reebok CrossFit Games. Watch highlights from the events, interviews with the athletes, and footage of the trash talk and words of encouragement that motivate some of the Fittest on Earth to push themselves harder than ever.

In Part 1, veterans and rookies reflect on the differences between their… Continue Reading

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Portraits in Motion

By Kieran Kesner

In Athletes, CrossFit Games

September 16, 2015

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Capturing the beauty of athletic movement through the eyes of a first-time attendee to the CrossFit Games is a challenging task. Award-winning photojournalist Kieran Kesner attended the 2015 Reebok CrossFit Games with that goal in mind… Continue Reading

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Seven Years’ War

By Mike Warkentin

In Athletes, CrossFit Games

August 11, 2015

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(Corrects to state Ben Smith started CrossFit in 2006.)

After focusing on competition in 2008, Ben Smith wins the CrossFit Games in 2015.

July 26, Ben Smith was crowned the Fittest Man on Earth.

And you might have seen it coming.

Smith, a podium finisher in 2011 and 2013, was far from a long shot heading into the competition, but he also wasn’t the odds-on favorite. Many looked to Mathew Fraser, last… Continue Reading

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Story in California

By Various

In CrossFit Games, HD Videos

July 18, 2015

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The brawl between Northern California and Southern California commenced May 21 at the Del Mar Arena in Del Mar, California.

In the women’s competition, eight previous Games competitors were fighting for return spots alongside 32 hungry athletes hoping to get their first shot. Eyes were on Rebecca Voigt, who was aiming to set a record by qualifying for her eighth consecutive Games, and Lindsey Valenzuela, who wanted to reclaim a spot at the StubHub Center… Continue Reading

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Story in the Meridian

By Eric Maciel and Adam Cline

In CrossFit Games, HD Videos

July 17, 2015

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The Meridian Regional brought Europe and Africa together in Ballerup, Denmark, from May 29 to 31.

A group of strong Icelandic women were poised to dominate the podium, and many bet on two-time Games champion Annie Thorisdottir to win. Instead, rookie Icelander Sara Sigmundsdottir handily topped the regional by collecting 38 points more than second-placed Katrin Tanja Davidsdottir. Despite starting the weekend with an Event 1 win, Thorisdottir sat in unfamiliar territory in third place… Continue Reading

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Teams of the California Regional

By Sevan Matossian, Gary Roberts, Hayley Parlen, Matt Kraustrunk and Taylor Filasky

In CrossFit Games

July 16, 2015

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“This will be the best team year ever.” —Chase Ingraham, CrossFit Games commentator

In 2015, four-time CrossFit Games champion Rich Froning Jr. went team, as did seven-time CrossFit Games competitor Jason Khalipa. Back-to-back champion Ute CrossFit is returning from a one-year hiatus, and 2014 Affiliate Cup winner CrossFit Invictus is back to defend its spot on the podium. A handful of other strong teams will also make a push for the hardware at the 2015 Reebok… Continue Reading

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