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All Over the Map 1: Orlando and Hobart

Part 1 of Ian Wittenber's cross country trip to meet many of the Games competitors.

Again Faster's Ian Wittenber has driven across the country many times, from Boston to California and back again. As of early June 4th, he's at it again--though this time, it's going to be different. 

This trip, he'll make many stops, in places like Washington DC to talk with Christy Phillips, the winner of the Central East Regional, Austin, Texas to sit down with the girls of CrossFit Central, and Park City, home of Chris Spealler and Eric O'Connor. In between, he'll be dropping in on some of the other Games qualified athletes to talk with them about their training and about their expectations of what they may face this year in California. 

"All Over the Map" is the result of Ian's travels. Each episode will bring us a few more athletes, a couple states nearer the Pacific, and just a little closer to the third weekend of July.

In the first installment, Wittenber interviews Rob Orlando and James Hobart at Hybrid Athletics in Connecticut. Orlando, a strongman competitor who spent the last year improving his running and met-con abilities, finished 22nd in 2009. Hobart, who has some impressive Oly numbers, finished 70th. Both men have been training hard and beating on their goats in hopes of improving on their Aromas performances.

Orlando will be at the Games by virtue of a No. 1 finish at the Northeast Regional, where he won three of four events. Hobart qualified by finishing in second, only eight points behind Orlando.

The video here on the right is the preview. Check out the full version in the CrossFit Journal.

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