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Jian Jackson was born healthy. At about 5 months old, she had a high fever at the orphanage where she lived in China. Four days later, she wasn’t moving her legs anymore.

“By then they took her to a doctor, but it was too late,” explains Stacie Jackson, Jian’s adoptive mother. “The doctors here think it was polio.”

The 8-year-old suffered nerve damage to both legs, and she now uses her hands to move, with her legs and feet… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 327

By Justin Judkins

In CrossFit, Radio

April 26, 2014

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On Episode 327 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed CrossFit Driven owner Bruce Elsey, as well as Scott Stalling, who will compete at the South West Regional. This episode was webcast on April 23, 2014.

6:25 CrossFit Driven, located in Sanger, Texas, celebrated its five-year anniversary by hitting Fran on April 14. Owner Bruce Elsey talked about opening an affiliate in a small town and said… Continue Reading

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Growing up in the Congo, 21-year-old Charlotte Bobcats center Bismack Biyombo lifted. But he admits he didn’t know what he was doing.

“I (would) just go to YouTube and find whatever, ya know,” says the 6-foot-9 athlete, laughing.

When he arrived in the U.S., he searched for a place to build his physicality. That’s when he found Josh Elmore, owner of CrossFit Eternal in North Carolina.

“When I started, I didn’t have… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit, HD Videos, Medical/Injuries

April 19, 2014

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Rehabilitation of wounded soldiers often includes physical training, psychological therapy, medication and more—but it isn’t always enough.

“My platoon and I, we were hit with five roadside bombs in 11 days. A few more after that,” says Bobby Lane, a retired Marine corporal. “I sustained two traumatic brain injuries, took shrapnel in my left arm and lower extremities.”

Drinking was part of Lane’s self-medication, and suicide… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation, Coaching, CrossFit, HD Videos

April 13, 2014

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When the University of Nevada, Reno’s CrossFit affiliate first started running classes, eight people showed up. The next day, 16 people arrived. On the third day, 30.

“We knew we were on to something. We also knew we were in trouble because we had to go spend more money,” explains Jim Fitzsimmons, director of campus recreation and wellness.

Since then, the university’s affiliate has shared space inside the Lombardi… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation, CrossFit, HD Videos

April 10, 2014

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Some know him as a coach, some as “the man in the short shorts.” Others know him as the winner of the fourth season of Maximum Warrior, a reality-TV competition for people with military experience.

Derek Hutchison, owner of CrossFit Coeur D’Alene in Idaho, is a man of many talents. Among them is his “modeling” in his affiliate’s video It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year, celebrating this year’s CrossFit Games Open. In it he… 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 Affiliation, Coaching, CrossFit, HD Videos

April 03, 2014

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Brian Costello knows autism. His brother was diagnosed with the developmental disorder at the age of 2.

Today, the owner of CrossFit Long Island runs a class specifically for children and teenagers with autism and other mental disorders.

“The first class, I was nervous … I didn’t have a real solid plan,” Costello recalls.

But things went better than expected.

“They didn’t reject the hard work. … They seemed to embrace it a little,” he says.

The… Continue Reading

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