2010 CrossFit Games Finals

Mikko Salo Stateside Training

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Mikko Salo is the reigning champion from the 2009 CrossFit Games. The fight to defend his title begins this weekend, but the preparation for all athletes has been in action since last year's final event came to a close. Countless hours in the gym, mental training and preparation will all come to a head on Friday night as 93 individual athletes descend upon Carson, Calif.

Mikko and company arrived at CrossFit Santa Cruz last week for some stateside acclimation in the run-up to the Games. On Sunday, we caught up with him to discuss his training and what CrossFit means to him in the big picture, the video was posted the other day on Mainsite. With his classy and humble demeanor, Mikko answered some interesting questions about his new box CrossFit Pori, the winner's purse, and what makes a better CrossFitter.

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1 comments on this entry

1. BM wrote...

Mikko lets see the 6pack!! Shirts off 2010


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