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Games09CrystalSandbag.jpgIt's nearly impossible to convey the devastation that the athletes experienced during the third event of the CrossFit games. While the event itself was relatively short, explosive, and simple, the pain it inflicted was described by many as the worst they had ever experienced.

Crystal McReynolds and her heat hammered up the 170 meters of steep dirt path in whatever manner they could sustain. Running, walking, and eventually diving across the finish line became the standard for all heats while hauling 35 pounds of sand. McReynolds finished 28th with an impressive time of 1:20.5. The fastest women's time of 1:07 was set by Annie Thorisdottir. When she regained her breath, McReynolds suggested a unique cool down technique that is likely to catch on.

Crystal McReynolds Sandbag Sprint ... [wmv] [mov]

8 comments on this entry.

October 27, 2009 9:59 AM

I'll volunteer to administer that cool down :)

2. Billy Madison wrote...

October 27, 2009 11:52 AM

Sooo hot, want to touch the hiney!

3. CrossFitChron.com wrote...

October 27, 2009 1:39 PM

Crystal,

Too funny, too funny...Always so cool under fire...

W+L+Austin=2010? Could it be? :)

See y'all soon...

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4. cody wrote...

October 27, 2009 2:27 PM

If I don't qualify to compete at the games next year I am DEFINITELY volunteering to be on the "Super Hot CrossFit Chick Butt Massage Team". Hell, I'll even print up the shirts and organize all the massaging. I should email Dave Castro today so he doesnt' have to be so stressed out about finding someone to fill that position.

5. Bridget wrote...

October 27, 2009 9:00 PM

Great video Lol! Btw can anyone tell me what that song is playing in the background? It's also playing in the Jason Khalipa comeback video. It's some pretty good instrumentals.

Thanks! :)

6. toddshanley wrote...

October 28, 2009 10:47 AM

one of the many reasons I love this sport!

7. J.T. wrote...

October 28, 2009 1:36 PM

How about this slogan for next year's Games:

The CrossFit Games: The "Sturgis" of Fitness

8. Jess wrote...

November 1, 2009 5:05 PM

Only you Crystal..Ha! Love ya girl. Nice work!!!