Less than a third of our athletes have been finishing our final workout; competitors hit the time limit with bloody palms and even judges are exhausted from encouraging them and enforcing the standards. Spectators cheer for every completed rep and competitors are proud to get into the 5th round.
During the 2k, competitors demonstrated willpower and stamina, but today we are seeing them under grueling pressure - mental and physical. They are already exhausted and this workout is demanding. It is narrowing and shifting the group of elite athletes, sometimes in surprising ways.
We've had to break out disinfectant wipes for the bars and pull-up stations. Beyond the torn skin, there have been no injuries.