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.
50-500mm Sigma @ 50mm
I predicted Kyle (left) to be a serious contender in 2009 – 3 years later Kyle Kasperbauer takes 3rd place at the CrossFit Games. Rich Froning (right) looks to be the favorite for 2013; a one man dynasty ?
Canon 5D Mark II
Canon 70-200 2.8 II
ISO 200, f/3.5, 1/1000
Mikko Aronpaa, Ben Smith, Rich Froning, Kyle Kasperbauer, Kenneth Leverich, Numi S. Katrinarson Gabe Subry, Chad Mackay, Scott Panchik
This photo was snapped just as the run, muscle up, snatch event started. Rich Froning won this heat. This was the “top” heat.
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.
The fittest man in the the world, again.
Rich Froning is the 2012 CrossFit Games Champion. This photo was taken about 8 minutes into the first event. Kyle Kasperbauer, seen in the foreground took third place. The 2012 CrossFit Games had nearly 70,000 competitors.
ISO160, f/6.3, 1/800, 500mm
Shot was take hand-held at maximum range, 500mm.
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