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In Affiliation, CrossFit, HD Videos

July 27, 2015

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In March 2014, Richard Beddie—CEO of the Exercise Association of New Zealand and spokesperson for the New Zealand Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs)—made unfounded claims in the media that CrossFit training has caused deaths.

“CrossFit has resulted in six deaths overseas and rendered an Australian man paraplegic,” Beddie told Stuff.com.nz. Beddie later denied making the statement, though the reporter who quoted him asserted she had been entirely accurate.

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CrossFit Pottstown Pans Out

By Mike Donofrio

In Affiliation, HD Videos

July 19, 2015

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CrossFit Pottstown in Pennsylvania is part of Pottstown Athletic Club, a non-profit youth organization. The affiliate provides an alternative outlet for troubled youths who may not be able to afford to participate in traditional sports.

CrossFit Pottstown and the Pottstown Health and Wellness Foundation partnered up to develop a mutually beneficial relationship within the community. David Kraybill, president of the Health and Wellness Foundation, is happy with the outcome thus far.

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Story in California

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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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Dancing and Deadlifts

By Nikolaj Rønnow

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Masters athlete Karl Dyall owns CrossFit Solid in Stockholm, Sweden.

The son of a jazz musician, Dyall says show business has been a part of his life since birth. He started theater school at 5 and has since been a breakdancer, a martial artist and a band member. Dancing has always been the biggest part of his active lifestyle, he says.

After several injuries left him weak and unable to do everyday things such as hold his… Continue Reading

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Story in the Pacific

By Michael McCoy

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July 13, 2015

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All eyes were on the Aussies at the 2015 Pacific Regional that combined the Asia and Australia regions for a throwdown in Wollongong, Australia.

On the men’s side, several former Games athletes were looking for a return trip to Carson, California, but it was a rookie who stole the show at the last minute.

Ben Garard battled back from 29th at the end of Day 1 to take the final qualifying spot to the Games. Heading into Event… Continue Reading

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Story in the Central

By Marston Sawyers

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July 09, 2015

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Athletes from the North Central and Central East regions gathered at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, for just five spots in each division of the CrossFit Games.

On the women’s side, redemption was a common theme. Stacie Tovar and Lindy Barber were looking to qualify after missing out in 2014, and Nicole Holcomb, Elisabeth Akinwale and Shelia Barden had goals of getting back to Carson, California, yet again. And one young rookie… Continue Reading

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Story in the East

By Michael Dalton

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July 06, 2015

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The 2015 East Regional brought Canada East and North East athletes together in a battle for the coveted spots in the CrossFit Games. Heading into the weekend, two athletes were regarded as “sure things” to stand atop the podium at the end of the weekend.

“You never want to say a guy is a sure thing,” said “CrossFit Games Update” host Sean Woodland, “but Mat Fraser’s about as close as you’re gonna get to that.”

Fraser gave defending champion Rich Froning Jr. a run for his money at… Continue Reading

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