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Brad Gerbrandt 07-25-2016 08:16 AM

Re: 2016 Games Banter...starting off with Murph
 
I was there too. I thought you were referencing the Dogsled workout. He didn't sandbag it, he just came from behind and passed Speal on the sled.

I heard him talking after 'the end 3'. All he wanted was to win the final.

Christopher Morris 07-25-2016 09:14 AM

Re: 2016 Games Banter...starting off with Murph
 
[QUOTE=Brad Gerbrandt;1264186]I was there too. I thought you were referencing the Dogsled workout. He didn't sandbag it, he just came from behind and passed Speal on the sled.

I heard him talking after 'the end 3'. All he wanted was to win the final.[/QUOTE]

Right! I misunderstood which workout you were talking about.

Here's Barber on the Dog Sled:
[url]https://youtu.be/Hd6rTwqjqks?t=10m32s[/url] (wfs)

I was thinking the sled pull at "The End" workout of 2011 because that was similar to the pull at the end of the Rope Chipper this year.

Here's Barber on The End:
[url]https://youtu.be/rO8la0uVHjI?t=22m29s[/url] (wfs)

Greg Morrison 07-25-2016 09:32 AM

Re: 2016 Games Banter...starting off with Murph
 
[QUOTE=Steven Ngo;1264166]Another awesome sled pull finish on the women's heat #4. :yikes:

Katrin davidsdottir pulled a pat barber[/QUOTE]

It's too bad that it came down to the technique used to pull the sled and net necessarily to "fitness." Davidsdottir had a better technique pulling the sled than Toomey and that's why she beat her. Over the whole Games, it's a great test of fitness, but each individual event so often just comes down to technique instead of fitness. I don't know how to get around that.

Now to settle all of this you just have to crush everything like Fraser.

Greg Morrison 07-25-2016 09:51 AM

Re: 2016 Games Banter...starting off with Murph
 
Where can I watch the individual men's handstand walk/suicide sprint/plow event?

Jon Campbell 07-25-2016 10:42 AM

Re: 2016 Games Banter...starting off with Murph
 
[QUOTE=Greg Morrison;1264195]Where can I watch the individual men's handstand walk/suicide sprint/plow event?[/QUOTE]

youtube

Steven Ngo 07-25-2016 10:51 AM

Re: 2016 Games Banter...starting off with Murph
 
ok, so the Games has the world's fittest athletes.

it also has the world's fittest spectators.

and world's fittest judges.

But did you know they also have the world's fittest cameramen? or at least the fastest? check the camera dude (bottom of the screen) on the final turn of men's heat 4 -- (wfs) [url]http://i.imgur.com/fqlkDDF.gif[/url] :run:

Shawn M Wilson 07-25-2016 11:39 AM

Re: 2016 Games Banter...starting off with Murph
 
[QUOTE=Steven Ngo;1264197]ok, so the Games has the world's fittest athletes.

it also has the world's fittest spectators.

and world's fittest judges.

But did you know they also have the world's fittest cameramen? or at least the fastest? check the camera dude (bottom of the screen) on the final turn of men's heat 4 -- (wfs) [url]http://i.imgur.com/fqlkDDF.gif[/url] :run:[/QUOTE]

Haha I pointed that out to my wife when I watched it on TV.

Guess he missed the cut for the Finals by only a few points? ;)

Greg Morrison 07-25-2016 12:17 PM

Re: 2016 Games Banter...starting off with Murph
 
[QUOTE=Jon Campbell;1264196]youtube[/QUOTE]

Any video on there is not available in the US. I thought it would be on ESPN3 but I browsed all the videos on there and didn't see anything but a brief highlight.

Jon Campbell 07-25-2016 02:02 PM

Re: 2016 Games Banter...starting off with Murph
 
[QUOTE=Greg Morrison;1264199]Any video on there is not available in the US. I thought it would be on ESPN3 but I browsed all the videos on there and didn't see anything but a brief highlight.[/QUOTE]

I didn't realize that but you are correct. that said I did I just found it on the watch ESPN ap on my phone. It's the one from Sunday at 10:30AM...title is 2016 Reebok Crossfit Games Part 1 (Day 6). It's like 7 or 8 hours long.

Christopher Morris 07-25-2016 03:30 PM

Re: 2016 Games Banter...starting off with Murph
 
Kara Webb was given the Spirit of the Games award.

[url]http://games.crossfit.com/video/spirit-games-kara-webb[/url] (wfs)

I thought it might go to Jennifer Smith after watching her struggle through the events despite a foot injury.

I'm satisfied to see Kara Webb receive the award this year. After her terrible Murph last year, she came back this year enthusiastic to do the event again. Kudos to her.


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