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.
Froning and Bailey shot at ISO 12800, Canon 1DX, Sigma 50-500
ISO 160, f/6.3, 1/800 at 500mm
We got up at 3:45 AM and made the treck to Camp Pendleton. The athletes showed up a couple of hours later, got in the water, road bikes, and ran. The day was long and filled with great photo opportunities.
Dan Bailey testing the water at Manhattan Beach.
An epic all-star battle between these three CrossFit elite.
The 16-35mm is a good lens, even with noticeable distortion when completely wide on a full frame camera.
Canon 5D Mark III
Canon 16-35mm lens
Dan Bailey won the 2011 CrossFit Open and took 6th place in the 2011 CrossFit Games. This year Dan has been training with the 3 best CrossFitters in the world (Mikko Salo (Right), Graham Holmberg, Rich Froning).
Dan Bailey swings a bat and gets a direct hit on a small bag of flower.
Dan Bailey won the 2011 CrossFit Open. Out of 30,000+ competitors around the globe, this 26-year-old from Ohio, USA took first place. Not only did Dan win the Open, but he took 6th place at the 2011 CrossFit Games in Carson, California.
This picture was taken at Rogue headquarters, Columbus Ohio. It was a 2 hour shoot with Dan Bailey and Mikko Salo. I wish it could have been a 4 hour shoot, these guys are great!
Canon 580 EXII
Canon 50mm 1.2