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The Story in North East

By Ian Wittenber

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The North East Regional was all about community.

“Nothing compares to the camaraderie, relying on each other, working together to win,” said CrossFit Brickyard team member Seth St Amand.

One of the best parts about being an athlete at regionals is the support from your box or fellow competitors, said 2014 Games qualifier Sheila Barden.

“If you’re first you get a couple cheers from the crowd,” Barden said. “When you’re last, you have everybody with you. It’s so motivating. It’s… Continue Reading

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The Story in Australia

By Michael McCoy

In Competition, CrossFit Games, HD Videos

July 06, 2014

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The Australia Regional brought a weekend of surprises. While Games veterans Ruth Anderson Horrell and Chad Mackay failed to qualify, returning competitor Denae Brown took first overall for the women, and Rob Forte stood atop the men’s podium for the second consecutive year.

Games spots were up for grabs all weekend.

“When you look at this Leaderboard, it’s becoming very clear that Australia is just as competitive as any other region out… Continue Reading

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Building Burgess: Part 1

By Jeremy Podlog and Martin Ray

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British Army veteran Mike Burgess dedicated himself to becoming fit. The 42-year-old lives with post-traumatic stress disorder but says he doesn’t let it define who he is. Drawn to CrossFit by its connection to the military, Burgess was intrigued when he saw the results CrossFit produces. In this six-part series, follow the trials and triumphs that go along with “Building Burgess.”

In Part 1, Burgess discusses his desire to improve his life with Brett… Continue Reading

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The Story in South West

By Heber Cannon and Jonathan Glancy

In Athletes, CrossFit Games, HD Videos

July 03, 2014

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Held on the final week of competition, the South West Regional was full of hungry rookies and seasoned veterans looking for redemption from 2013.

Last year, Chris Spealler missed qualification for the first time in the history of the CrossFit Games, and he had vowed 2014 would be his final year competing for a spot.

He wasn’t the only one wanting to go back. Tommy Hackenbruck, leader of two-time CrossFit Games Affiliate Cup champions Hack’s… Continue Reading

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In Athletes, CrossFit Games, HD Videos

July 01, 2014

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The 2014 North West Regional gave fans what they wanted: suspense.

Coming into the regional after a respectable Games debut in which she took 14th place overall, Rory Zambard looked poised to stand on the podium once again. But after two days of competition, Zambard sat 6 points out of the third qualifying spot to the Games.

“It’s gonna take a lot of hard work on my part and the stars aligning a little bit, I think,” Zambard said at the… Continue Reading

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The Story in Mid Atlantic

By Michael Dalton

In Competition, CrossFit Games, HD Videos

June 28, 2014

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The 2014 Mid Atlantic Regional went down in Fairfax, Virginia, during the third week of regional competition. The region ultimately sent one man and one woman to the CrossFit Games for the sixth consecutive time.

After expecting to be disappointed on Day 1, Christy Adkins looked to make up ground on Day 2.

“I knew Events 1 and 2 weren’t gonna be my specialty,” Adkins said at the end of Day 2. “Since that point… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation, CrossFit, HD Videos

June 26, 2014

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CrossFit Leicester in Leicester, U.K., hasn’t been around long, but you wouldn’t know it based on the commitment of its coaches and the camaraderie of its community.

“I absolutely love it,” says member Kaz Willmer. “It gives me a reason to get up in the morning.”

Partners Andy and Jennifer Osborne exhibit incredible passion for their business.

“I’ve been into fitness for about the last 15 years,” Andy says, “always been into functional training, and CrossFit just… Continue Reading

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The Story in SoCal

By Marston Sawyers

In Competition, CrossFit Games, HD Videos

June 25, 2014

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After two weeks of competition in which multiple CrossFit Games veterans failed to qualify, SoCal athletes took the floor at one of the most hotly contested regionals.

Favored to win Event 1—a 1-rep-max hang snatch—Games runner-up Lindsey Valenzuela faltered with 185 lb. overhead, surprising fans.

“I didn’t like that I missed the 185,” Valenzuela said after the event, “but that’s the way weightlifting works … that’s why it’s kind of a fun sport.”

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