The 2010 CrossFit Games
The ultimate proving grounds of the world’s fittest athletes.
July 16-18, 2010 • Carson, CA
The Home Depot Center Sports Complex
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Kevin Daigle fights breast cancer by doing Grace for charity.
We all know from recent CrossFit Journal features that CrossFit creates some pretty amazing forms of the human body. The ultimate expression of that, in terms of sheer concentration, is definitely here in Carson at the 2010 CrossFit Games. Obviously, I'm a fan.
The fabric-to-skin ratio at this event is undoubtedly the lowest of any athletic contest in modern history. As we know, the ancient Greeks competed naked in the original Olympic Games, but that was a sausage-fest. At the CrossFit Games, The female contingent is hot, and they aren't afraid to show it off. In my highly professional mission this weekend, I've been taking in as much of that as possible, and today something really caught my eye.
Men love bright and/or shiny objects. We know this. So when fluorescent pink caught my eye from across the tent city, I had to take a closer look. What I found was a crowd of people around several very attractive young ladies, who, of course, were CrossFitters. These lovely women were sporting bright pink bras. Not sports bras, but actual bras. The only thing better than bright shiny things is bright shiny things containing boobs. I sucked in the gut, checked the breath and strolled up to ask one of the goddesses in pink what they were up to, besides drawing a crowd.
What I found was two parts inspiring, two parts CrossFit, and one part sex appeal. This was Amazing Grace; a fund raising effort to get mammograms for qualified women (also check out Barbells for Boobs). Grace is admittedly my favorite CrossFit girl, and boobs have always been good to me, so I thought maybe it's time I gave back. On a serious note my Aunt lost a fight with breast cancer, so it's a cause that hit home for me.
What they were doing, besides being more attractive than pre-insanity Britney Spears, was taking a donation to put people through Grace for the chance to win a prize if they managed the fastest time of the day. I couldn't resist for a few reasons: 1) There's not many opportunities for me to train out here with the schedule. 2) Boobs are cool. 3) Most importantly, my aunt had breast cancer three times, which eventually spread, taking her way too soon.
I didn't win or set a PR (2:14 today vs. a PR of 1:59), but I did get involved with a great cause. Breast cancer kills moms, daughters, wives, cousins, aunts, friends, etc., and I am not cool with that. Look into these guys and girls and help them out. It’s CrossFitters helping CrossFitters for a great cause on the grandest stage the sport of fitness has to offer.