Each year at the CrossFit Games, they honor someone with the Spirit of the Games award. This honor goes to the ‘athlete who embodies the spirit of the sport.’
Each week during the 2014 CrossFit Open, No Excuses CrossFit will recognize a member or members it feels represented the Spirit of the Games. This week’s honor goes to …
Susan Carpenter, Kit Fields, Barbara Parsons, Jami Poore, Lori Parker, Erika Bodden, Dennis Scales and Armando Whirshing.
All eight of these athletes had somewhere between 0-3 double unders prior to the Open. They all set PRs by getting at least 30 during the Open WOD. Some of them even set PRs on the snatch.
When they saw the WOD of 10 min AMRAP with 30 double unders and 15 snatches, they could have easily dropped out of the Open. But they stepped up and tackled their fear with PRs. Their perseverance embodied the spirit of the CrossFit Games.