Mikko in Ireland - Never Quit

October 15, 2009 2:32 PM

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MikkoNICertBox.jpg"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.

Mikko in Ireland - Never Quit... [wmv] [mov]

6 comments on this entry.

October 15, 2009 6:07 PM

What a really humble guy - he almost seems too nice to have such inner steel.

a worthy champion

2. James CFAddiction wrote...

October 15, 2009 7:18 PM

Mikko is a beast. Tony, when cam we see complete coverage of the 2009 Games?

3. Karl Eagleman wrote...

October 15, 2009 9:11 PM

Mikko is such a class act.

4. CL wrote...

October 16, 2009 9:08 AM

I love this guy.

5. anthony wrote...

October 16, 2009 11:46 AM

I was at that cert with Mikko and all I can say is that we have one very humble 2009 champion. He is one class act.

6. Noah wrote...

October 17, 2009 10:30 AM

What a stand up guy. Seriously. Whenever I want to quit a WOD I'll just think of this video.

Very cool.