by david marmon on 07/25/14
300 - Double Unders
3 mile run
*SCALE AS NEEDED
Quote of the Day: "We get wrapped up in the Games, and it's sexy and it's fun, but gosh, to be able to just say, 'Yeah, I can do that. Maybe not as fast, maybe not as much, but I can do that,' puts you head and shoulders above the majority of the human population, and that's beautiful to me." —Austin Malleolo
Discussion: Day 2 of the 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games was an adrenaline filled, action packed experience for all of us! We started the day in the soccer stadium watching the Team Division doing the 6-mile relay run followed by the Individuals doing the "Triple 3". The sun and heat were grueling! Athletes were cramping and dropping like flies. Later in the day we watched the Teams perform "Frantasyland", a 1RM Deadlift, and a 100 yard and 200 yard Big Bob Sled race. The top deadlifts of the day were 655lbs (male) and 425lbs (female)! The last event in the Soccer Stadium was the Sled Sprint race. It was short but BRUTAL!
For the evening events, we moved to the Tennis stadium. The Tennis stadium is a smaller venue which results in a very loud, packed, energetic environment. DJ Swizz Beats was getting the crowd fired up and it was a lot of fun to be in the crowd. Rich Froning performed like a true champion in the final event of the night. He won the event which catapulted him from 14th overall to 4th place overall!!! Camille Leblanc-Bazinet won the event on the women's side, putting on a display of gymnastics mastery as she went unbroken on her pull-ups, chest to bar pull-ups, and bar muscle-ups. It was quiet a spectacle to witness in person.
As far as CrossFit celebrity hunting goes, Britta met Katie Hogan (my girl crush) and got a picture with her. Tom met Matt Chan (my man crush) in the men's room. Mark, Tom, and I watched Dmitry Klokov train for a few minutes. I am sure there were more but I mentioned the important ones. Lol.
We made it back to our West Coast Marmon Muscle Headquarters exhausted, hungry, and sunburned! We cannot wait for tomorrow. Make sure you guys tune into ESPN to watch. We miss you all.