Affiliate Cup - CrossFit Central Run

November 18, 2009 4:00 PM

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Games09_CentralRun.jpgCrossFit Central entered this year's Affiliate Cup as a favorite. Owned by Jeremy Thiel, who finished 3rd in the 08 Games, Central sent four competitors to the individual competition, dominating the Hell's Half Acre Qualifier. With such a high concentration of elite athletes, there was little doubt the affiliate team would be a force.

Andy Lewis, a coach at Central, narrates a portion of this clip from, "In Pursuit Of Sunday," by Again Faster. He describes being humbled by the Aromas hill, in spite of having a strong running base.

"My arms and legs, my chest and stomach were blue... just from lack of oxygen that my lungs took up from the hill. The strategy was for me to get the lead, then the ladies would maintain it." Kris Kepler, a competitor in the 2008 Games, served as anchor for Central and managed to keep them at the front of the pack.

Kepler rallied, and Central had the fastest time up to that point in the competition. CrossFit Flagstaff followed with CrossFit Copenhagen finishing a dramatic third. By the end of the day, Oregon CrossFit had the fastest time at 11:09.

CrossFit Central finished second overall in the Affiliate Cup competition, just behind Northwest CrossFit and one point ahead of CrossFit NorCal.

Central Run video ... [wmv] [mov]

6 comments on this entry.

1. Aaron Arehart wrote...

November 18, 2009 9:19 PM

Way to go CrossFit Central!

2. Will Blaker wrote...

November 19, 2009 12:39 AM

I just opened my own box 2 months ago,( and am a regular visitor to CC's site to gain knowledge on how to run a quality establishment and build a solid foundation and community. Jeremy's words of advice" show up and give quality instruction and repeat, again, and again, and again...", rings in my ears every day and it gets me fired up to bring my athletes an informative, high energy, and thorough CrossFit experience.
Thanks Central for helping to lead the way. And congratulations on your success as a business as well as the games. Well deserved.

3. ken c wrote...

November 19, 2009 6:41 AM

yeah that kris can sure run. in a 5k trail run competition we did my strategy was that if i could keep him in my sights i'd be okay. think i lost site of him in about the first 500 yards.

4. Lindsey Smith wrote...

November 19, 2009 6:51 AM

Way to represent CC! Had an awesome time training with you guys in prep for Aromas and looking forward to the Blackbox this wkend. See ya soon!

5. kris kepler wrote...

November 19, 2009 9:00 AM

what an awesome weekend that was....and after watching that video it definitely ignites a spark to step up your training for this years qualifiers!

Ken, I had extra motivation in the 5k trail run since you whipped my ass in the 'running cindy' we did in the first event of the fittest games challenge.

6. Winchester wrote...

November 19, 2009 6:51 PM

certified firebreathers they are!