Matt, Rich and Scott, backstage as the athletes prepare to kick off the 2013 CrossFit Games.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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It’s been too long for the fans, but it has been worth the wait. 2009 CrossFit Games Champion, Mikko Salo will represent Finland at the CrossFit European Regionals May 17-19th .
Graham (far left) won the CrossFit Games in 2010. His performances in 2011 and 2012 were of championship caliber. Tony (center) is the director of CrossFit Media. He has grown the CrossFit Media Department from 1 employee into a major web & television studio. The Dave Castro (far right) is the c0-director of the CrossFit Training Department and the Director of the CrossFit Games. Since 2007 to 2012, the CrossFit Games have grown from 70 to 70,000 participants. Will CrossFit become the largest participatory sporting event in the world in 2013 ?