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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United States Qualifiers
Mikko Salo Stateside Training
Forging Elite Finnish
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.