In this CrossFit Movie Outtake, Sevan encounters Tony Budding rechecking the 2008 Games Master Schedule at 2:30am on Saturday, July 5, 2008, just six and a half hours before the official start of the games.
Tony, Lynne Pitts, Thomas Crubaugh, and Dave Brewer went through all 300 participants by hand to confirm that each and every one had as close to a four-hour window as possible between start times for each of the three workouts. They had used a semi-automated Excel spreadsheet to generate the schedule, but several registration glitches (such as a formal name on the original registration and a common name on the workout order request) required a manual final check.
Saturday's schedule had to accommodate an unprecedented 900 workouts. Approximately 12 athletes competed simultaneously in each of the three workouts (thruster/pull-up, deadlift/burpee, and run) every 20min. That's about 100 athletes working out per hour. The first workout started at 9am and the final workout finished at 8pm. There were one-hour breaks at noon and 4pm.