Mikko in Finland - Run Recap

November 29, 2009 10:00 AM

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Games09_SpealBergerMIkkoRunBack.jpgMikko Salo recounts the 7 kilometer run from the safety of Finland. He talks about the camaraderie of the weekend, and his introduction to Spealler on the last stretch of the run. "I don't know why I did it, it just came naturally... Hello, I'm Mikko... but I think it's the spirit of CrossFit. You are having this huge fight in the first event, for who will be number one and still we shook hands. It was quite nice."

Other than the run, most of the events were a blur to Mikko until he saw them on film. "I don't remember the events at the Games, they are not clear to me. It's quite funny to watch, I look and remember like ten things."

He was happy not to fully relive the events though. "I had flashbacks and thought, yes it was like that. But I did not feel that pain that is on my face."

Mikko Run Recap Video ... [wmv] [mov]

3 comments on this entry.

1. Speal wrote...

November 30, 2009 9:50 AM

Great meeting you for a brief moment on the run Mikko. Awesome to have you representing CrossFit as well. Always refreshing to see a humble athlete that deserves all the respect and credit for the efforts you put in. Congrats on the Games! I'm still hoping for those 30 muscle ups for time at one of these events :)

2. D-Wes replied to comment from Speal...

December 1, 2009 6:28 AM

You both are inspirational. Class acts through and through. We need more of that.

3. Pat Sherwood wrote...

December 2, 2009 3:51 AM

I love this guy!!

Mikko, congratulations on winning the games. You are an amazing athlete, but your humble attitude is what puts you at the top of my list. You are a true champion for everyone to look up to.