July 26, 2018
Road to the Games Ep. 18.05: Mat Fraser Vs. The World

In the months leading up to the CrossFit Games in 2014, Mat Fraser was holding down a desk job. From inside the four walls of his cubicle, he made a decision: “I don’t want this for my life. … I’m gonna make a run at this CrossFit thing.”

That’s when he “just pushed all the chips in the middle of the table” and went for it.

Now he’s a two-time champion pursuing legendary status in the Sport of Fitness.

“Can anyone beat Mat Fraser?” producer Heber Cannon asks during behind-the-scenes interviews at Regionals.

CrossFit Seminar Staff member Dave Lipson smiles mischievously and quotes Anthony Hopkins’ character in “The Edge”: “What one man can do, another man can do. I’m gonna kill the fuckin’ bear.”

Dave Castro, Director of the CrossFit Games, has a simpler answer: “No.”

The most important response to the question comes from Fraser himself.

Tune in to find out what his mindset is heading into this year’s competition.

Watch the full episode on the CrossFit Journal.