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Leading From the Back

By Maureen O’Hagan

In Athletes, Competition, CrossFit Games

April 29, 2014

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During the CrossFit Games Open, a lot of attention is focused on the athletes who finish on top. But could we learn even more from those lower on the Leaderboard?

Josh Bridges completed CrossFit Games Open Workout 14.5 in 7:49 minutes.

Samantha Briggs did it in 8:31.

And Cori Creran from Clifton, New Jersey, took 1 hour, 28 minutes.

Is she 10 times less fit than Briggs? Or is there a chance we’ve been… Continue Reading

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Boz vs. Ro

By Jordan Gravatt

In Competition, CrossFit Games, HD Videos

April 23, 2014

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Tovar vs. Pichelli? Froning vs. Khalipa vs. Holmberg? No, the real competition was Bozman vs. McKernan.

Continuing their tradition of going head-to-head in the CrossFit Games Open, host Rory McKernan took on Games head judge Adrian Bozman for the second year. Bozman was looking to redeem himself from last year’s loss, but he fell short after McKernan won the first three workouts. Finally, in Open Workout 14.4, Boz took the win, edging… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 326

By Justin Judkins

In Affiliation, Athletes, CrossFit Games, Radio

April 18, 2014

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On Episode 326 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed two veteran CrossFit Games athletes who qualified for the Regional round of competition in 2014. Gary Helmick placed second in the Open in the Mid Atlantic Region, and Tommy Hackenbruck took first place in the South West. This episode was webcast on April 16, 2014.

1:35 Former minor-league baseball player Gary Helmick is looking to earn a return trip to the Games after… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 324

By Justin Judkins

In CrossFit Games, Radio

April 05, 2014

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On Episode 324 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed CrossFit Bellator owner and CrossFit Games competitor Justin Allen. This episode was webcast on April 2, 2014.

2:03 Justin Allen, owner of CrossFit Bellator in Oklahoma, placed 17th at the 2013 Reebok CrossFit Games. He recently placed 88th worldwide in the Open, and he described how his tactics changed for the first round of competition this year. Like other athletes preparing… Continue Reading

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What’s Rich Froning doing?

Well, if it’s less than three hours before the live announcement of Open Workout 14.5, he’s repeatedly deadlifting 465 lb. at a San Francisco hotel.

Catch all the behind-the-scenes action with the fifth and final installment of Backstage Pass.

You’ll meet a fan from Australia who has only been doing CrossFit for four months but got on a plane to see five past Games champions compete head-to-head in… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit, CrossFit Games, HD Videos

March 25, 2014

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Most live shows offer production crews some predictability, some opportunity to plan minute details. Not a live CrossFit event.

“Every competition is different, and especially in the Open there’s the element of surprise,” says Kutcher Miller, director of live Open announcements.

Miller has been behind the scenes on numerous events, including the X Games.

The live Open announcements, he emphasizes, keep the crew on its toes.

“You can plan as… Continue Reading

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In Athletes, CrossFit, CrossFit Games, HD Videos

March 23, 2014

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During her collegiate track-and-field career, Danielle Sidell wanted to be thin.

“I had it in my mind that I needed to lose as much weight as possible and be as skinny as possible,” she explains.

So she joined WeightWatchers, eating a small pack of oatmeal for breakfast and splitting one can of soup between lunch and dinner. The program eventually kicked her out for being too lean.

Today, the five-foot-10… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 322

By Justin Judkins

In Affiliation, CrossFit, CrossFit Games, Radio

March 21, 2014

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On Episode 322 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed Irving Hernandez, who posted the top score on Open Workout 14.2. Also on the show was Gavin Turner, an athlete hoping to summit Mt. Everest in May. This episode was webcast on March 19, 2014.

3:13 Irving Hernandez came up big on Workout 14.2 and logged an astounding 396 reps, beating second-place Rich Froning by 37. Hernandez talked about his… Continue Reading

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