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Old 06-23-2010, 07:53 AM   #21
LeEarl Rugland
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Re: CrossFitters vs Decathletes

I used to be a decathlete in college (DII) and now CrossFit... I can tell you that I can run 1500M times in the 4:20's, polevault 15', high jump 6'3" and 400M in 48 sec.... When it comes to the heavy weights in CF I find myself behind the top guys, BUT with the body weight stuff and the lighter weight WOD I can fly thru them and my times are competitive with the top guys. I think I could beat most top CF'ers in the runs from 400M up to any distance (still run the 400M in 50 sec, 800M in 2:00, 1 mile in 4:40's and 10K in 32 min). All this without a hugh training schedule.

That being said, I am not a Oly level Decathlete and think those guys are very tough at what they do, but it is not CF. Would love to see one of the top athletes come into the games and give it a try. Then we could end all of this wondering.
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