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CrossFit Games start with a surprise

Originally Published: July 13, 2012
By Lindsay Berra | ESPN The Magazine

When the 46 men and 45 women who qualified to compete in the 2012 Reebok CrossFit Games settled into their chairs for what they thought was a friendly welcome dinner in Los Angeles, they were in for a big surprise. Dave Castro, CrossFit director of training and the mastermind behind the games' events, announced competition would be starting 48 hours earlier than scheduled, with two tough events: a swim-bike-run across the soft sand and steep hills of U.S. Marine Base Camp Pendleton, ...

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