July 12, 2013
'My Way of LIfe:' Ben Smith

Ben Smith is headed to the CrossFit Games for the fifth time. After graduating from college, Smith is now a full-time affiliate owner of CrossFit Krypton and athlete. 

After placing third in 2011, Smith's goal is to get back tot the podium. 

"(Placing third) definitely helped me realize I can be competitive," Smith says of his 2011 performance. "Hopefully it will keep working itself out like that and I can keep working my way back up to the podium again this year."

In the mean time, he's training, running his affiliate and spending time with family and friends. 

"What I love about CrossFit is that it's more than just a sport. It's more than just a workout," he says. "I mean, it's kind of a way of life. You eat well, you train hard, you push yourself. It teaches you so much more about yourself than other sports."

Video by Mike Koslap.