Jason Khalipa, the 2008 CrossFit Games Champion took 2nd place in 2013.
Matt, Rich and Scott, backstage as the athletes prepare to kick off the 2013 CrossFit Games.
The sell out crowd, 4000 strong, at Kezar Stadium in San Francisco, loved Rich Froning.
Canon 1DX, Tamaron 70-200, ISO 4000, f/3.2, 1/250 @200mm
Dan appeared to have this event in the bag, with 70 (of 90) feet remaining to the finish line, holding 160lbs in the front rack
With 60 feet to go, Dan drops the weight and Rich takes the lead.
Rich crosses the finish line and wins the event.
Dan crosses the finish line with Rich’s support.
The judge rules that Dan dropped the weight before completely crossing the finish line.
Dan, 18 inches from the finish line re-racks the 160lbs.
Dan’s time earned him 2nd place.
This year, 2014, Dan will compete in the So-Cal Regional, in an epic show down, with Josh Bridges.
4 photos, of the same man, in a 30 second period. The variance and breadth in expression is the reason I make this post. All pictures were processed individually with obvious differences.
Panchik was impressive and looks ready for the podium at the 2014 CrossFit Games.
Canon 5D Mark III
Canon 24-70 mm
ISO 5000, f/2.8, 1/60, 55mm
This photo shocked me. I thought Kenneth(180lbs) was much larger than Josh Bridges (165lbs), but in this side by side photo, you can see that height, not girth is the primary difference. Both men are extremely swollen after having done 100 wall balls, 100 pull ups, 100 pistols and 100 one-armed dumbbell snatches.
ISO 3200, f/5.6, 1/640
He looks like a champion. Josh Bridges made it look easy today. After winning the 100′s work out (event 4), he reached into the audience and plucked a child (his son I presume) from the crowd. Many other athletes just collapsed after this unbelievable show of strength and power.
Josh and son after event 4.
JC Nessa after Event 4.
ISO 3200, f/6.3, 1/500
Kenneth Leverich was unforgettable in 2012. He was young, kind, approachable and built like a seasoned CrossFitter. If it were not for Josh Bridges (photo coming tomorrow), Leverich would appear bigger than life.
ISO 3200, f/5.6, 1/400
The 2013 CrossFit Games season is here! A sold out crowd at South Brooklyn CrossFit got to stand just a few feet away from the remarkable and photogenic Annie Thorisdottir. Annie moved with focus and determination. She never broke pace, for the 10 minute AMRAP workout, and the crowd went nuts. She showed us why she is the champ, she glowed, she smiled, I think she even pranced.
Canon 40mm pancake lens
ISO 3200, f/4.5, 1/250