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The 2011 CrossFit Games was an epic 3 days of sweat, tears, pain and emotion forging the pathway to crown the fittest male, female and gym of athletes on the planet, yes, the planet.
CrossFit has gone global with it’s presence on every continent (I think) and a head turner when mentioned at the dinner table making it the fastest growing sport and business on the planet.
Glory ended on July 31st for Iceland’s Annie Thorisdotter, United State’s Rich Fronning Jr. and New England CrossFit crowned the fittest athletes on earth.
What makes one the fittest? The ability to excel at movements of immense power, speed and endurance. Want a little taste of CrossFit? The final workout: 3 min/1 min rest/6 min/2 minute rest/finish all for time of 20 cal row, 30 wall balls, 30 toe to bars, 30 box jumps, 30 kettlebells to chin, 30 burpees, 30 push pressed then rope pull a weighted sled 75 meters with only your arms. Slightly insane? Yes! Inshape? That’s an understatement.
But the CrossFit Games isn’t just an event to find the fittest athlete on earth, it’s an event for a community committed to healthy excellence. I take that back, a family committed to healthy excellence. Crossfitters are bonded by a passion to get fit, enjoy fellowship, burn calories and have a blast all while experience intense muscle fatigue day in and day out. No where else on earth will you witness athletes of the fittest nature enjoying pain more than at the CrossFit gyms nationwide. And the love of pain has only started
Slightly dwarfed by the X Games about 10 minutes away this weekend, the CrossFit Games are here to stay and ready to be a professional sport to be reckoned with in the very near future. But remember, the sport is trumped by the family. 10,000 spectators and about 50 vendors filled the stadium vestibules, sidewalks and streets to show the CrossFit community and the world it’s the next best thing since sliced bread, except Crossfitters don’t eat bread, it’s not Paleolithic. They eat beef jerky!
P.S. Annie (top in the blue holding her 250K check) has a smile that is infectious and Rich is a class act (also holding his 250K check).