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Event Announcement at the Athlete Dinner

Published on Mon, 2013-07-22 19:21
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Games Director Dave Castro revealed details of some Games events at the athlete dinner Monday night.

 

The Individual competitors from the 2013 Reebok CrossFit Games gathered on Monday night for an athlete dinner in the Stadium Club overlooking the soccer field where Games Director Dave Castro revealed the details for the Naughty Nancy event that had been teased one week ago.

Instead of explaining the event, Castro pointed out the window and athletes gathered to watch former Games competitor Pat Barber complete one round of the event—a 600-meter run up and over the berm and 25 overhead squats at 140/95 lbs. The complete event is four rounds.

As if that wasn't enough, Castro also revealed three surprise events that will occur on Wednesday, July 24.

On Wednesday morning, Individual athletes will take a field trip to the Woollett Aquatic Center for The Pool. Like the Hill Run in 2009, the Beach Event in 2011 and Pendleton in 2012, men and women compete in identical first events. 

Spectators are welcome to come watch the event. Temporary bleachers have been set up and California Pizza Kitchen will be there with food. The event starts at 8 a.m. and spectator access begins at 7 a.m. Seats are available on a first come, first served basis. Directions are included on the Woollett Center's website. The Pool event will available to view on ESPN3.com for U.S. viewers and the Games site for fans not in the U.S. 

Later in the day, athletes will return to the StubHub Center where they will compete in a half marathon inside the Velodrome. In rowing. But just rowing a half marathon would not a CrossFit Games event make. Like Pendleton in 2012, this row will count for two scored events. The first is the 2K check point and the second is the completion of the half marathon. There will be no reset after the 2K check point. And the second scored event will simply be the total time on 21,097 meters.

The event will start at 1:30 p.m. at the Velodrome. Spectators may also come to watch for free. This event is also first come, first served. If you can't make the event, Concept 2's race software output will be streamed live on the Games site. This is a simple graphical representation of the top athletes as they row. 

Stayed tuned to the Games site for all updates and event information.

 

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