Prior to the games, Sveinbjorn Sveinbjornsson had little to no experience with the more technical movements in the CrossFit protocol. However, his performance in the sandbag sprint, which jumped him 14 spots from 20th after the deadlift to the top 6, was a testament to his extremely high level of GPP. "Iceland Sven" set the bar high with the fastest time of the day at (1:01)! Spencer Hendel, who entered the event one spot ahead of Sven, and DJ Wickam offered no breathing room for the Icelander, with both athletes finishing within 3 seconds of him (1:03.4 and 1:04.9 for Hendel and Wickham, respectively). There was a consensus among many of the athletes that this event was far and away the most brutal. But, as they say in Iceland,"gera láta ekki á sér kræla huggast!"