The 2014 Reebok 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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The story Sunday morning is still much about Rich Froning. By no means, has this been a clean competition for the three-time champ. The three-time champ has made mistakes and looked, well, human so far this weekend. But at the end of Saturday’s events, Froning is sitting at the top of the leaderboard, trailed by Mathew Fraser and Josh Bridges. “It’s been a crappy weekend,” Froning said. He finished 13th in the first event of the day, the muscle-up biathlon and missed the final in the speed squat clean ladder but salvaged the day with a second-place finish in the push pull event (deficit handstand pushups and a 50-foot sled pull). He leads Fraser by just five points heading into today’s final day of competition.
If there has been a breakout star of the 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games, it may be 22 year-old rookie Cody Anderson of the North West Region’s Central Oregon CrossFit. The 5-foot, 7, 160-pound powerhouse dazzled the field and the crowd when he won the muscle-up biathlon, going unbroken through three rounds of muscle-ups (18, 15 and 12 reps respectively) and placed fourth in the push-pull event and is in 21st place in his debut at the Games.
Camille Leblanc-Bazinet continued tearing through the Games, collecting three top-5 finishes Saturday and is now the women’s overall leader with 700 points, 75 ahead of Australian Kara Webb. Leblanc-Bazinet got a bit of help from Webb as well, as Webb failed to finish the push-pull event – falling two repetitions short of completing all 37 deficit handstand pushups and finishing 33rd. Former two-time champ Annie Thorisdottir is in a tight race for third-place with 583 points, just one ahead of Michele Letendre and two ahead of Valerie Voboril, who sits in fourth.