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Never Forget

By CrossFit

In CrossFit, LEO/Mil

September 11, 2013

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In honor of those who lost their lives on 9/11, the CrossFit Journal presents the CrossFit.com WOD for Sept. 11, 2013, in special format.

The workout is The Don, named for U.S. Marine Cpl. Donald M. Marler, who died on June 6, 2010, while supporting combat operations in Afghanistan.

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“This Is CrossFit”

By Andréa Maria Cecil

In CrossFit, LEO/Mil

August 31, 2013

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CrossFit community comes together to commemorate the Hotshots 19 and raise funds for their surviving family members.

Prescott, Ariz.—On June 30, 19 members of the Hotshot team died fighting a fire that grew to more than 2,000 acres in Yarnell, an old gold-mining village with a population of roughly 650.

To commemorate the fallen and raise money for their surviving family, CrossFit Inc. held a memorial workout at Captain CrossFit in Prescott: six rounds for… Continue Reading

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To Know a Hero

By Various

In CrossFit, HD Videos, LEO/Mil

April 22, 2013

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“It was horribly hard (when) I realized I’ve been a widow longer than I’ve been a wife,” says Ann Schmalstieg, an artist and a coach at Oceanside CrossFit.

Her husband, Marine Staff Sgt. Justin Schmalstieg, was killed Dec. 15, 2010, while serving in Afghanistan. The 28-year-old bomb-disposal technician had previously served three tours of duty in Iraq. On Dec. 15 in Helmand province, he was clearing a path… Continue Reading

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A Fight to Live

By Various

In CrossFit, HD Videos, LEO/Mil

April 20, 2013

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In 2010 on the streets of East Oakland, Calif., a gang member shot Fremont police officer Todd Young in the pelvis. He suffered injuries so severe that doctors thought he would die.

Young woke up after 19 days in a coma. The shot to his iliac artery had also taken out 40 percent of his bladder and left holes in his intestines. He found himself with a colostomy bag, a catheter and tubes in his stomach, which… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 271

By Justin Judkins

In CrossFit, CrossFit Games, LEO/Mil, Radio

April 13, 2013

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On Episode 271 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed 2009 CrossFit Games champion Tanya Wagner and CrossFit HQ’s Pat Sherwood. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, April 10, 2013.

3:30 Tanya Wagner is a member of CrossFit’s Level 1 Seminar Staff, owner of CrossFit Apex and a commentator for CrossFit Media. She’s also a top athlete who earned a spot to compete in the Mid Atlantic Regional… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit, HD Videos, LEO/Mil

February 12, 2013

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We’re only starting to realize the potential early CrossFit training can unlock.

Former CrossFit Kids Chris Fabian, Meredith Prinz and Tyler Jordan are certain their CrossFit experience has prepared them for training at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.

At the academy, about 4,400 cadets train for four years, and most receive commissions as second lieutenants upon graduation. Entrance to the academy… Continue Reading

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The War Within

By Hilary Achauer

In LEO/Mil, Rest Day/Theory

February 10, 2013

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Veteran and affiliate owner Atom Ziniewicz struggled with post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and bipolar disorder. He ultimately lost his battle, but he fought with his CrossFit community at his back.

On Sept. 21, 2012, 34-year-old Atom Ziniewicz faced down two Alaska State Troopers near Mile 270 of the Parks Highway in Fairbanks, Alaska. The former Green Beret, CrossFit athlete, coach and owner of CrossFit Liberation was armed with a… Continue Reading

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CrossFit subject-matter experts George Ryan and Tony Blauer explain how fear-management and positive action are the keys to any crisis situation.

A feeling of helplessness tormented most Americans in the wake of the school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn. In the face of so much horror and injustice, some argued for more gun control, while others called for a heavier gun presence in our schools. Many brought… Continue Reading

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