Mikko in Finland - Eating With the Champ

November 20, 2009 3:00 AM

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Games09_HappyMikkoPostChipper.jpgFinally some concrete evidence that Mikko Salo is indeed human. From his hometown in Finland Mikko talks about how he dealt with the stresses dealt to his body from the demands of the games. Mikko woke up with cold sweats at 2 am on Sunday morning. "It was like sleeping in a pool... the night was a bit strange for me." But he rallied and pulled through for an amazing second day. "In the morning, I felt fine."

He also talks about how hard it was to refuel during the tenuous two days of competition. "Eating was hard for me...I wasn't hungry." He found it hard to choke down food even after both full days of hard work. "I knew I needed the energy, so I had to eat everything. But it was a bit of a struggle for me."

The competition was so intense, in fact, that Mikko's victory celebration party ended early with one beer, lots of untouched food and a very early bedtime. "It was a wise decision at that point."

Eating with Mikko ... [wmv] [mov]

6 comments on this entry.

1. neils wrote...

November 20, 2009 8:14 AM

Did a woman win a title too this year? Has she gone into hiding? Or is there just no video available? I'm a huge fan of Mikko, don't get me wrong, but jeeez...

2. Becky N wrote...

November 20, 2009 9:31 AM

I couldn't agree more Neils. I Think Mikko is great, but we haven't heard a single word about Tanya. I would love to hear more about Tanya and the other women that competed at The Games.

3. Tony Budding wrote...

November 20, 2009 1:23 PM

Complete women's coverage is coming. The relative and temporary emphasis on the men's competition is only due to the editing process and nothing to do with our values. We're close, and you'll get to see it all!

4. Evelyn wrote...

November 20, 2009 5:27 PM

Yes!!! Can't wait for the complete coverage!

5. dan wrote...

November 20, 2009 5:57 PM

Any word on the complete coverage Tony? Format? Documentary format for purchse on DVD etc? Any idea of an expected release date?

6. Jake Trahan wrote...

November 21, 2009 5:52 PM

Mikko is frikin funny.And ya where has Wagner gone to hiding i heard her in the backgroud of CF radio when Josh was on but that coulda been faked lol.