In case you haven’t heard, CrossFit has put together an invitational to stack USA Games athletes up against other Games athletes from all over the world. Based on a complex statistical analysis, CrossFit management selected 3 men and 3 women from the USA and the rest of the world to represent each team. The USA will be represented by team captain, Rich Froning, Jason Khalipa, Ben Smith, Talayna Fortunato, Lindsey Valenzuela and Valerie Voboril. Team USA will be coached by Matt Chan. The World will be represented by team captain Sam Briggs, Camille Leblanc-Bazinet, Kara Webb, Chad Mackay, Frederik Aegidius and Albert-Dominic Larouche.
The invitational will be taking place in Berlin at the Tempelhoff Airport on October 26th. The event is sold out, but there is an opportunity for all of us to follow the event online. The event will start at 10a PST and will be approximately 75 minutes long. It will be available on the Eurosport website in 20 languages, and you can get to it by following this link to The Box. Rory McKernan and Annie Thorisdottir will be this year’s hosts for the event.
If you remember, a similar even took place last year, but it was just Team USA vs Team Europe. Team USA ran away with the title 20 points to 6. There were three stages and each stage had 3 events where a male and female athlete would represent their team. It seemed like a close race after stage 2 with a score of 7 to 6, but Team USA ran away with stage 3 to clinch the title. Let’s hope USA can pull it off again this year!
Renee and Colleen are running a 10K this Sunday at the VA. It’s at 10K or a 5K and registration is $40. The event is organized by the Hirshberg foundation, which raises money to fight pancreatic cancer. Fun note: it’s a costume run! If any of you are interested let Colleen know and a group can carpool there together.