December 23, 2021
Why You Should Watch the Miles to Madison Docuseries
By Kelley Laxton
Miles to Madison offers a unique window into the magic of the 2021 NOBULL CrossFit Games, offering a new perspective on the Games as we head into the 2022 season.
Miles to Madison offers a unique window into the magic of the 2021 NOBULL CrossFit Games, offering a new perspective on the Games as we head into the 2022 season.

What does it take to be a CrossFit Games athlete? How do the top CrossFit athletes train? How are the Games programmed? 

Miles to Madison offers a unique window into the magic of the 2021 NOBULL CrossFit Games, offering a new perspective on the Games as we head into the 2022 season.

Throughout 12 episodes, take a trip behind the scenes, from Open announcements to programming the Games, and learn the stories behind the top athletes in the world.

Ep. 01: Rich Froning, Haley Adams, and Jonne Koski

It's been a year since the global pandemic shook up the world. Heading into the 2021 NOBULL CrossFit Games season, the CrossFit community was craving a sense of normalcy. 

The first episode of Miles to Madison goes behind the scenes of the first live Open announcement, the very first test of the 2021 season.

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Ep. 02: Pearce, Eramo O’Connell, Medeiros, and O’Brien

Remember how shocked the community was to hear a new movement — wall walks — would be in the first Open workout? Relive Open Event 21.1 and the celebration of the start of the 2021 Games season in the second episode. 

Also, see just how magnificent rookie Mal O’Brien was at the start of the season as she showed the CrossFit community her strength and power on her path to the CrossFit Games. 

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Ep. 03: Medeiros, Kwant, Wells, and Toomey

Tia-Clair Toomey and Brooke Wells joined forces this year to create unstoppable synergy. Take a closer look at how the duo trained under the expertise of Shane Orr. 

And read more about Wells’ decision to join the PRVN Fitness family and train with reigning champion Toomey in “Iron Sharpens Iron: Toomey and Wells Join Forces.

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Ep. 04: Davidsdottir, Högberg, Muhammad, Briggs, and the Panchik Brothers

As athletes headed into the final week of the 2021 NOBULL CrossFit Open, the Panchik brothers prepared to go head-to-head in a classic display of sibling rivalry during the 21.3 Open announcement. 

But sibling rivalry turned to brotherly love when Scott Panchik took to Instagram to say, “Being able to do this event with my brothers was a highlight of my season.”

And take a look at how two Games athletes joined forces to give back to their community as Sam Briggs and Elijah Muhammed competed for The OUT Foundation and Project Onyx. 

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Ep. 05: Emma Cary, Noah Ohlsen, Travis Mayer, and Adrian Mundwiler

2021 marked Emma Cary’s journey into the spotlight, and her incredible drive and determination to succeed as an individual competitor — against athletes with years more experience — did not go unnoticed. The CrossFit community was in awe of up-and-coming teen. 

Read more about Cary’s impressive journey to the 2021 NOBULL CrossFit Games in “How 17-year-old Emma Cary Fought Her Way to the Main Stage.”

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Ep. 06: Chandler Smith, Emma Cary, Mal O’Brien — The Rise of CrossFit Superstars

Remember seeing that video where Shane Orr promised to grow a mullet if Justin Medeiros won the CrossFit Games? We do. 

Follow athletes through the beginning of the 2021 NOBULL CrossFit Games Semifinals at the Mid-Atlantic CrossFit Challenge and the Granite Games. 

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Ep. 07: Thorisdottir, Guðmundsson, Pearce, Shadburne, and Brandon

It takes incredible determination and effort from athletes to make it to the top. But, they cannot do it alone. Take a look at the brains behind top Games athletes, as the competitors are coached through the last of the Semifinal events, CrossFit Lowlands Throwdown and West Coast Classic. 

Read more about the coaches to CrossFit’s stars in “The Masterminds Behind Top CrossFit Games Athletes.

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Ep. 08: The Art of CrossFit Games Programming

“The magic is in the movement, the art is in the programming, the science is in the explanation, and the fun is in the community.”

How are the CrossFit Games events created? Join Dave Castro and the demo team as the magic of Games comes alive. 

Read more about programming the CrossFit Games in “The Method to the Madness — Programming the CrossFit Games.

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Ep. 09: Return of the CrossFit Games

The CrossFit Games returned to Madison back and better than ever this year. Coming back from a year-long hiatus was special, but the number of youngsters taking the main stage this year took the crowd by surprise, and Tia-Clair Toomey had some words of wisdom for the up-and-coming superstars.

Read more about the teen takeover at the 2021 NOBULL CrossFit Games in “The Young and the Fittest — Teenagers Trending at the Games.

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Ep. 10: The CrossFit Games' Secret Weapon

Ideally, all fans of the CrossFit Games see is a polished event that seems to run seamlessly, but behind the scenes, the CrossFit staff and volunteers work countless hours to ensure the biggest event of the year comes off without a hitch. 

Read more about how the perseverance and dedication of the entire community created this year’s Games in “The 2021 NOBULL CrossFit Games — Beyond the Athletes.

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Ep. 11: Passion Lifts the Community

Annie Thorisdottir’s sensational 1-rep-max snatch PR was broadcast to the entire world due to the skill of a seasoned broadcast team. Take a look in the broadcast truck as history was made. 

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Ep. 12: Love, Sacrifice, and Dedication — CrossFit Games

“In the sport of CrossFit, it takes everything to get to the top.” —Chase Ingraham

The final episode of the Miles to Madison docuseries celebrates the hard work of the CrossFit Games athletes after four grueling days of competition and the hard work of the staff who helped put on the biggest event of the year. 

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Inspired to binge all 12 episodes of Miles to Madison again? Catch up on all of the episodes on the CrossFit Games YouTube channel, and get fired up for the 2022 season. 

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