The 2014 CrossFit Games are in full swing, and the competition is as hot as it gets. We’ve got Chris Hunt on the ground reporting in Carson. Here’s the latest in the fight to be named “The Fittest on Earth”.
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Three-time CrossFit Games champion Rich Froning is sitting in fourth-place after Day 2 on Friday. Most agree that Froning is virtually unbeatable but if he has any weakness it’s in endurance events. He struggled 37th in the Triple 3 event (3000-meter row, 300 double-unders, 3-mile run), slowing to a walk multiple times on the 3-mile run portion. The reigning World’s Fittest Man then finished 15th and 27th, respectively, in the two rounds of the sprint sled push. Froning rebounded to win Day 2’s final event, the 21-15-9 complex. Jason Khalipa leads the men’s field with 370 points. Froning typically moves up through the competition methodically, this time he had some work to do.
Noah Ohlsen was been the most consistent so far. The 23-year old phenom who’s been doing CrossFit for only three years, trails Khalipa by just 14 points heading into Friday’s events.
Kara Webb narrowly leads the women’s field with 405 points. She has finished in the top five in 4 of 6 events. Like Froning, the Australian athlete also some ground in the Triple 3, finishing 21st.
Canadian Camille LeBlanc-Bazinet made a strong push in the final event on Day 2. She crushed the pull-up bar portion of the 21-15-9 complex, announced by Games director Dave Castro just before the start of the event, that included a descending ladder of pull-ups, chest-to-bar pull-ups and bar muscle. LeBlanc-Bazinet went unbroken through all her repetitions on the bar to win Day 2’s final event. She now sits second overall.