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
Pre-Games Interview: Valerie Mackenzie-Voboril
Chatting with the third place finisher.
Valerie Mackenzie-Voboril is a shining example of the CrossFit spirit. In addition to being an amazing athlete, she has an infectiously positive attitude. Voboril, a fourth grade teacher takes her CrossFit seriously; last year she postponed her wedding in order to compete in the 2009 Games.
Valerie took 2nd at last year's SoCal Regional Qualifier. Unfortunately, her CrossFit Games dreams were dashed early in Aromas when she was struck down by heat stroke. Valerie's tumble across the finish line of the 7k run was one of the most heart-wrenching moments in CrossFit Games history.
This year, Valerie came back strong. She took 2nd place at the Southwest Regional. At the HDC, an even performance and the event of her dreams (video link) helped pave the way to a third place finish overall.
In this pre-Games interview with the muscle-up structure being assembled in the background, Pat Sherwood talks with Valerie about her training over the past year and that famous fall in last year's Games.