"I could easily stay in bed all day and live pain free, but I'd be doped up to my eyeballs and have no comprehension of life, but CrossFit makes it easier in a way. When my body's fighting something else, my mind takes itself off the Crohn's."
A year after discovering CrossFit, David Miller was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease: a chronic and incurable illness that causes the body’s internal organs to be inflamed.
“I started CrossFit in 2008 as a means to be fit for the fire brigade, and in 2009 I was diagnosed with Crohn’s,” Miller said.
At the time Miller was just 22 years old and the diagnosis was a huge setback in his athletic career. Despite the debilitating disease, Miller stuck with CrossFit and continues to break new PRs every year.