2. Khalipa Returned to the Podium
A five-year veteran of the CrossFit Games and 2008’s champion, Jason Khalipa isn’t known for his impressive endurance capabilities. So it came as a huge surprise when he captured three straight wins—all in endurance-heavy events—including his most impressive win for the 21,097-meter row. Yes, that’s a half marathon on a rowing machine! In addition to that, Khalipa took 1st in the 2,000-meter row, and another 1st place finish for the Burden Run, which is composed of a 2.1 mile run, a 100-yard “Pig Flip,” a 600-yard “Log Carry,” and a 66-yard “Iditarod Drag.” The 27-year-old certainly was a fan-favorite and earned a well-deserving 2nd place spot on the podium along with a $65,000 payout and $11,000 in winnings for individual events.
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