What are the CrossFit Games?

“In implementation, this looks like sport. This is revolutionary. It's as distinctive of the program as are the movements and the charter of functionality and variance. Our workouts are competitive events.

The strength and value of CrossFit lies entirely within our dominance of other athletes. This is a truth divined through competition, not debate.”

Greg Glassman, CrossFit Co-Founder & CEO
3, 2, 1 — GO!

The Games are over and the results are in!

The Top Female CrossFitter for 2008 is Caity Matter of Gahanna, OH, where she trains with Rogue Fitness. Tanya Wagner took second place and Gillian Mounsey took third.

The Top Male CrossFitter for 2008 is Jason Khalipa of CrossFit Unlimited in Milpitas, CA. Josh Everett came in second, with Jeremy Thiel in third.

The Affiliate Cup was won by the team from CrossFit Oakland.

Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to all the volunteers, spectators, and competitors for a great weekend!

Bionic Pre-Run Interview

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The video is an interview with Bionic right before his run.

The picture was taken about 15s into the race, running up the first hill. Ricky Frausto is in the lead, with Jason Khalipa and Mike Giardina right behind. Bionic is in the red shorts and white sunglasses, right behind Dutch and Jeff Tincher. Speal is just to our left of Tincher wearing the big headphones. OPT (white hat) is right behind Brendan (mohawk), and right next to Geoff Aucoin (black hat). Pat Barber is in the back.

In this race, though, starting order was very different from finishing order. The athletes finished the heat like this:

Speal 3:22
OPT 3:34
Jeff Fleming 3:46
Ricky Frausto 3:47
Pat Barber 3:48
Jeff Tincher 3:55
Jason Khalipa 3:58
Dutch 4:04
Geoff Aucoin 4:05
Bionic 4:12
Brendan 4:20
Nick Hawkes 4:21
Mike G 4:34
Eric Jones 4:45

Bionic Pre-Run Interview ...[wmv][mov]


I hate that hill!

By MikeG_CFATL on August 14, 2008 8:55 AM

Amen Mike. Preach it brother.

By TexasPatrick on August 14, 2008 9:16 AM

Hell yeah that's me in the very back! Im surprised you can even see me with the giant dust cloud that was kicked up by speal and the others. short legs+big hill+bad running ability=Lame event. I must say i was quite humbled by that line up of crossfiters. Ahh the memories.

By Patrick Barber on August 14, 2008 9:19 AM

gettin flashbacks, and not of joy, more like pain. never had my legs so spent after such event....no regrets though!!! can't wait to see what's in the "surprise bag" for next year.

By Bionic on August 14, 2008 10:14 AM

I'm with Bionic . . .

I used to run a lot and didn't think the hill would be "that bad".

I've run two Dallas marathons. I used to run the hills in Albuquerque, NM. I ran a marathon in Cleveland, where my undertrained arse completely blew up around mile 15 . . . . . yeah hit the wall with 11 miles to go . . .

And hundreds of other miles and races . . . including (while in the Army) running in the sand at Fort Bragg for four miles.

And my legs have NEVER felt worse after a run. Never. Of course I'm old and slow now . . . but pain, pain is the same . . .

By TexasPatrick on August 14, 2008 10:26 AM

love the games site!!!

Bionic, you seem like a cool cat.. wish I could have had the chance to meet you.

By Sevan on August 14, 2008 8:46 PM

its been six weeks since the games today and i just got over the hacking cough i got from breathing the dirt kicked up on that hill. the hill sucks.

By ken c on August 16, 2008 6:19 AM

Man, that heat was so stacked. I swear my time would have been 30 seconds slower if it wasn't for that fact. I was fumbling down that downhill so bad I nearly had to run off course to avoid slamming into Bionic. About 10 seconds after that I remember Pat Barber just scampering up that last climb and all I could think was, "Damn, he's been holding out this whole time!"

Brutal brutal event...

By gaucoin on August 16, 2008 8:06 PM

did speal win this event over all?

By Marley on August 27, 2008 2:29 PM

I believe Speal was in the top 3 for the run...

By gaucoin on August 28, 2008 7:06 PM