Sights of the Games

July 20, 2009 5:00 PM

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Games09BurgSnatchCoaching.jpgThe CrossFit Games produced a host of great stories. Mike Warkentin tracked down a few that you might not know about, and wrote about them in the CrossFit Journal.

Over the course of the CrossFit Games, media teams took 100,000 photos and recorded hours of video footage. But the camera doesn't always catch everything. Sights of the Games is a compilation of some of the best behind-the-scenes moments from three days of total fitness chaos.

Which CrossFit celebrities were on hand to witness the Games?

How did Tommy Hackenbruck and Michael (Bro-PT) FitzGerald manage to wield the sledgehammer with such skill?

Which competitor tried to compete with surgically repaired foot?

Who learned new movements only minutes before performing them during WODs?

Which second-place finisher from a previous Games competition led an Affiliate Cup team to the top five?

Why would Carmen Electra find CrossFit Bogota in Colombia to her liking?

Read the entire free 8-page article in the CrossFit Journal.

4 comments on this entry.

1. CHRISTI wrote...

July 20, 2009 8:53 PM

All of my pictures I took at the games have the backs of the media crew because they got so close to the athletes when taking pictures. With other professional sports you don't see the media so close to the action because they use the zoom on thier cameras. I hope to see less of them next year and more of the athletes.

2. Jason S. wrote...

July 20, 2009 9:39 PM

Although the Media "team" was often in the way, they got some AMAZING footage and photos.

Good job Media Crew!

3. Javier wrote...

July 21, 2009 8:50 AM

The country is spelled Colombia. The District is spelled Columbia. You have no idea how annoying it is to see it spelled with a U instead of an O if you are from there.

4. Sarah Dunsmore wrote...

July 21, 2009 9:21 AM

I would also like to give a shout out to the media team. I saw them work their butts off the entire weekend, getting more coverage than you would believe. I wouldn't be surprised if they post for months about the Games with the amount of footage and pics they took. Those folks were rightfully as tired as the athletes they covered. I hope they get some good rest in the coming weeks.

Nice job media team!