Chris Spealler from CrossFit Park City in Park City, Utah is without a doubt one of CrossFit's most extraordinary athletes. Chris was in first place after the end of the first day of the 08 Games. His lead over second place was bigger than the difference between 2nd and 11th places.
He had the best time in the Thruster/Pull-up workout, second best time in the Run, and fourth best time in the Deadlift/Burpee workout. There was not another male athlete in the top five for even two of these events. Tanya Wagner also finished top five in all three (4th, 4th, and 5th, respectively).
Chris weighs 135lbs, which put him at a disadvantage for the 155lb squat clean and jerk workout on Sunday (compare that to Khalipa's 210lb frame). He finished 10th overall in 08 and 4th overall in 07.
He'll be competing in the Great Basin Regional Qualifier.