"There has never been an option for me to quit." So says Mikko Salo, champion of the 2009 CrossFit Games in an interview during his first Level One Certification at CrossFit Elite 400 in Northern Ireland. Mikko took the competitor field by storm and surprised everyone with an amazingly consistent performance across the entire weekend.
The Champ again shows his class by addressing the automatic qualification that he, as a former champion, has been awarded for future CrossFit Games. "That is a nice treat, but immediately I thought... if I'm not in shape, I don't want to take someone else's place." For now, that doesn't appear to be a problem.