Sandbag Sprint: Speal v. Khalipa

September 13, 2009 1:06 PM

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Games09KhalipaSpealPhillipsSandbag.jpgIn another epic Sandbag Sprint heat, Brandon Phillips, Chris Spealler, and Jason Khalipa (pictured left to right) raced hard for the top.

Khalipa was amazingly quick out of the gate. He was several meters ahead by the time they left the stadium. Jason Neago was in second, just ahead of Phillips and Speal, but not for long. The two moved fast through the "flats." Brandon was on Khalipa's heels as they hit the final pitch.

Speal kept the most speed through the final stretch, weaving his way between Phillips and Khalipa to win the heat in an impressive 1:08.4. Khalipa showed a final burst at the end to edge out Phillips (1:10.0 and 1:11.6, respectively).

You can see at the end of the video how painful the sprint was. Both Speal and Khalipa were down for a while, something exceedingly rare for either of them ... [wmv] [mov]

7 comments on this entry.

1. cam birtwell wrote...

September 14, 2009 12:50 PM

savage savage savage

great video - instantly one of my favorites!

nice work gents

2. DannyG wrote...

September 14, 2009 1:47 PM

Its videos like this that really fire me up. On the days where I'm a little tired, I just watch one of these (usually of Speal) and I have all the motivation I need. Thanks for a great effort guys

3. Billy howard wrote...

September 14, 2009 2:38 PM

This was might favorite part at the games watching it live. Chris was so far behind and made up so much ground. It was so exciting to watch. Amazing effort Speal!

4. Katie wrote...

September 14, 2009 5:47 PM

CrossFit men are sooo smokin hot.

5. chuck carswell wrote...

September 15, 2009 2:34 PM

Speal is 3 bar = Honey Badger!
Nice work guys.

6. Speal wrote...

September 16, 2009 12:22 PM

Chuck, best compliment ever!!!

7. Andrew wrote...

October 13, 2009 1:16 PM

I think I saw a Barber video of that run and after he caught his breathe enough to talk he said that was the hardest run he'd ever done.

Watching Speal and the Khalipster struggle like that was fun. They are human!! :)