Complete 2009 Games
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The Complete 2009 CrossFit Games coverage is here! The first eight parts are the men’s competition. The next three parts are the Affiliate Cup. Then come the eight parts of the women’s competition. Following this are up-close and personal documentaries about our two champions: Mikko Salo and Tanya Wagner. Parts 1, 10, and 16 are free and available to everyone. All others are available only to Journal subscribers.
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Want even more? The movie Every Second Counts is about five men’s journeys to the 2008 CrossFit Games.
Trying to beat their PE teacher at something is a rite of passage for many kids, but few at Quakertown Community Senior High School will ever beat the World’s Fittest Woman in a push-up contest.
Tanya Wagner is an outstanding athlete who finished second in the 2008 CrossFit Games before winning it all in 2009. She’s also a PE teacher at Quakertown High in Pennsylvania. Together with her husband Josh, also a… Continue Reading
The CrossFit Games are the proving grounds for elite fitness, and when the last barbell hits the ground and a champion is crowned, the analysis begins.
In 2007, James (OPT) FitzGerald used passion and superb overall conditioning to win the inaugural edition of the CrossFit Games. A year later, Jason Khalipa used incredible strength and power to come out of nowhere to emerge victorious. In 2009, Mikko Salo… Continue Reading
This is the 19th installment of the complete 2009 CrossFit Games videos, and the final part of the women’s competition. Here is complete coverage of the women’s chipper event.
The chipper format is a classic CrossFit structure. You have a large number of tasks that you complete in order. They are designed so that as you fatigue in one task, you switch up the demands and keep going. There is a cumulative effect, of course, but… Continue Reading
This is the 18th installment of the complete 2009 CrossFit Games videos, and the seventh part of the women’s competition. Here is complete coverage of the women’s triplet event.
Event 7 came with a little controversy for the women: Were non-kipping handstand push-ups on parallettes fair? A few competitors couldn’t do them in practice, and the rule was each competitor had to complete at least one full… Continue Reading
This is the 17th installment of the Complete 2009 CrossFit Games videos, and the sixth part of the women’s competition. Here is complete coverage of the women’s max snatch event.
The first event of Day 2 was simple: Find a one-rep-max snatch. The rules of the event were unique. Eight women lifted at a time. They had 10 minutes in the arena to establish the heaviest successful lift possible. They could… Continue Reading
This is the 16th installment of the Complete 2009 CrossFit Games videos, and the fifth part of the women’s competition. Here is complete coverage of the women’s couplet event.
After the row/sledge event, 10 more women were eliminated. The 52 remaining competitors had one last chance to become one of the “Sweet 16” to compete on Sunday. The couplet was an extraordinary test:
3 rounds for time of:
30 wall balls (14-lb. med… Continue Reading
This is the 15th installment of the Complete 2009 CrossFit Games videos, and the fourth part of the women’s competition. Here is complete coverage of the women’s row/sledge event.
The hopper model tests an athlete’s ability to perform proficiently at random physical challenges. Along those lines, the fourth event required the women to drive a three-foot-long blunt stake into evenly packed ground with an 8-lb. sledgehammer. To… Continue Reading
This is the 14th installment of the Complete 2009 CrossFit Games videos, and the third part of the women’s competition. Here is complete coverage of the women’s couplet event.
The field was narrowed after the second event, with 10 of the 72 women failing to advance. This included three medical withdrawals. Joy Nguyen sprained her ankle on the hill, and Valerie MacKenzie had heat stroke and a mild… Continue Reading