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.

We are presenting each episode in three high quality formats. Note that these files are very large. They are not intended to be viewed streaming. Please download the entire file to your hard drive before viewing it (right-click on the link, and select Save Link As...).

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HD feed: http://journal.crossfit.com/p/Games2009HD.tpl
SD feed: http://journal.crossfit.com/p/Games2009SD.tpl

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Want even more? The movie Every Second Counts is about five men’s journeys to the 2008 CrossFit Games.

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December 17, 2009

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This is the fifth installment of the Complete 2009 CrossFit Games videos. Here is complete coverage of the Couplet Event.

After four events, ten more athletes were eliminated. The 54 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:
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December 16, 2009

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This is the fourth installment of the Complete 2009 CrossFit Games videos. Here is complete coverage of the Men’s Sledge/Row Event.

The hopper model tests an athlete’s ability to perform proficiently at random physical challenges. Along those lines, the fourth event required driving a four-foot-long blunt stake into evenly packed ground with an 8-lb. sledgehammer. To complicate matters, the stake drive was bookended by 500-meter rows.

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December 15, 2009

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This is the third installment of the Complete 2009 CrossFit Games videos. Here is complete coverage of the Men’s Sandbag Sprint event.

The field was narrowed after the second event, with 10 of the 74 men’s competitors failing to advance. Next up was the sandbag hill sprint, the event that would turn out to be the most painful despite its short duration. The task was simple: sprint roughly 170 meters uphill while carrying two… Continue Reading

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December 14, 2009

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This is the second installment of the Complete 2009 CrossFit Games videos. Here is complete coverage of the Men’s Deadlift Event.

This event was the first of its kind: athletes were tasked with lifting one heavy deadlift every 30 seconds until they failed. Athletes started at 315 lb., and if they continued successfully, traveled through 20 bars, each 10 lb. heavier than the last, until the final 505-lb… Continue Reading

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December 13, 2009

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Here it is: the first installment of the Complete 2009 CrossFit Games Video. This first part is available to everyone; the remaining seven episodes of the men’s competition will be for subscribers only. They will be released over the next week (one a day), then the three Affiliate Cup events (one a day, and Part 2 will be free), and then the eight women’s events (one a day, and Part 5 will be free).

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