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CrossFit Media video producer Torin Simpson spent five days on James Hobart’s couch in Berkshire County, Massachusetts, to get a feel for what drives the second-place finisher at the North East Regional.

“I learned that there’s a lot more to James Hobart than the competitor you will see at the CrossFit Games,” Simpson says. “In fact, competition is perhaps the least important aspect of his life.”

Family is among the most important.

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Mistakes and Forgiveness

By Austin Malleolo

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Before he was a four-time CrossFit Games competitor, he was a self-described “asshole” kid.

Not many people know Austin Malleolo was the type of renegade who was in trouble with the law and ended up going to reform school for two years.

“It was a big turning point for me from the perspective of ‘the decisions I make and the people I surround myself with can directly affect my entire life,’” he says of reform school.

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CrossFit Radio Episode 269

By Justin Judkins

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On Episode 269 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed CrossFit King of Prussia owner Aimee Lyons and Level 1 Seminar Staff member Joe Alexander. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, March 27, 2013.

2:12 Aimee Lyons started CrossFit King of Prussia in 2008 and changed locations four times in the first year. The affiliate has continued to grow and is now adding an additional 1,200 square… Continue Reading

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Meet Sara Wilkinson

By Sara Wilkinson

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Sara Wilkinson isn’t your typical mom.

“I don’t drive a minivan. I drive a jacked-up Jeep with a lift and a winch. And I have tattoos, and I’m getting my hair colored all purple next week,” she says. “I don’t do that to be crazy or rebellious or someone I’m not. I’ve just always been a little different.”

The 35-year-old started CrossFit just because she wanted to be in shape.

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CrossFit Radio Episode 268

By Justin Judkins

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On Episode 268 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed CrossFit Mitchelton owner Lily Cosgrove and Josh Everett. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, March 20, 2013.

3:12 Australian Lily Cosgrove is a former lawyer who is now a member of CrossFit’s Level 1 Seminar Staff and co-owner, with her husband, of CrossFit Mitchelton. She talked about how the CrossFit Games Open is going Down… Continue Reading

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Meet Adrian Bozman

By Adrian Bozman

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Black Cobra, Fu Manchu, Orchid—just a few of the records in Adrian Bozman’s collection. Acid Witch, though, is his favorite.

“Nobody likes them except me and, like, a couple of my friends,” he says, laughing.

Bozman adds: “I like music, and I like music that people make because it tries to evoke a particular feeling or a mood or mark an event in their life.”

Formerly of Vancouver Island, B.C., the colorful “Boz” is a member of the… Continue Reading

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Meet Nicole Gordon

By Nicole Gordon

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She was once known as the woman who hit her finger with a sledgehammer at the 2009 CrossFit Games in Aromas, Calif. Today, Nicole Gordon might be more well known for being a member of CrossFit’s Level 1 Seminar Staff.

“I don’t know that everybody wakes up every day and has a job that they’re excited to go to,” Gordon says.

She’s also a coach at CrossFit Hampton Roads.

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Meet Maggie Dabe

By Maggie Dabe

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Originally from Ecuador, Maggie Dabe came to the U.S. to go to school and learn English. She did both and then became a U.S. citizen.

But despite her associate’s degree in international business, Dabe wanted to do more “just to make me feel like I was doing something, (like) I was making a difference and helping other people.”

So she became a firefighter. At her firehouse, she met her future business partner and fiancé, Jeff… Continue Reading

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