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Brett Valego 10-10-2010 05:31 PM

Helen
 
whats the best time that someone has seen on this? besides OPT's video of a 6:59? my 17yr old friend is attempting to get a sub 7min helen tomorrow. with video evidence of course.

Peter Williams 10-10-2010 06:02 PM

Re: Helen
 
there was a vid posted on the mainpage a year or so back of a guy here in Atlanta doing it in something like 6:35

very impressive (tho I think several posters criticized his form, the criticisms seemed very insubstantial to my eyes)

S.S. 10-10-2010 08:29 PM

Re: Helen
 
Ricky Frausto: 6:51
[url]http://games2009.crossfit.com/competitors/athlete-rankings-helen.html[/url] (wfs)

Pretty sure I've seen claims of a 6:35 ish Helen but don't remember where at the moment.

These are all great times but I'm confident you could take a high level 400m-600m track runner and train him to go well under 6 minutes. I'm not sure why they would want to do that unless they were really interested in the record, though.

Arturo Garcia 10-11-2010 06:27 AM

Re: Helen
 
I think Mikko Salo has a sub-7 minute Helen, according to his profile page for the games.

I would also like to know Spealler's Helen time. In this year's games, there was a workout that had him complete the exact same amount of work done in Helen, and he did it in like 8 minutes, but he had to run 1200m first, then do all 63KB swings and then 36 pull-ups. I imagine if it's partitioned like in Helen he'd be much faster.

Peter Williams 10-11-2010 12:14 PM

Re: Helen
 
[QUOTE=Shane Skowron;853813]Ricky Frausto: 6:51
[url]http://games2009.crossfit.com/competitors/athlete-rankings-helen.html[/url] (wfs)

Pretty sure I've seen claims of a 6:35 ish Helen but don't remember where at the moment.

These are all great times but I'm confident you could take a high level 400m-600m track runner and train him to go well under 6 minutes. I'm not sure why they would want to do that unless they were really interested in the record, though.[/QUOTE]

I believe the video I mentioned was referenced by several posters at the time as being a high-level track guy while in school.

S.S. 10-11-2010 04:51 PM

Re: Helen
 
[QUOTE=Peter Williams;854059]I believe the video I mentioned was referenced by several posters at the time as being a high-level track guy while in school.[/QUOTE]

Ah yes, I found it. Brenden Mahoney -- believe his fastest mile time was somewhere around 4 minutes.
[url]http://www.crossfit.com/mt-archive2/004723.html[/url] (wfs)

Looked legit to me.

Peter Williams 10-12-2010 12:00 PM

Re: Helen
 
that's it - nice pull, Shane

William Clark 10-13-2010 04:30 PM

Re: Helen
 
Going by the Games competitors profiles there's 6 guys sub-7...with 6:41 as the fastest time. But most of these guys don't do the benchmark workouts a lot in their training, because once you hit a certain level (sub-7ish for Helen) there's not a huge amount of room for improvement, and it comes down to seconds here and there

Nic Nakis 04-15-2015 04:32 PM

Re: Helen
 
I did it in 6:40 at one of the old Suffer on Saturday gatherings at CrossFit North, I guess that was 2005. Did anyone ever figure out the record on this?

Victor J McQuaide 04-17-2015 02:48 PM

Re: Helen
 
video validation is always good. That 6:41 in the video was sub standard on the swings.. but at the time they were counted.

OPT's video was more legit.

The running in the first one was sweet..1:00, 1:12 and 1:15..

I am going to do it today. My best is somewhere about 7:30.. with runs of 1:15, 1:30 and 1:45.. fast swings and super fast pull ups helped. Just need to run faster to go sub 7.

Cheers
Vic


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