Valerie Finishes the sandbag move event

2010 CrossFit Games Finals

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.

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4 comments on this entry

1. Pat Sherwood wrote...

Valerie, you were awesome to watch. Congrats on placing so well!

2. Shana wrote...

Proud of you Val. You're what it's all about. Such a positive attitude! I hope one day I can be as bad a*s as you :P

3. Jimmy V. wrote...

Val, you rock!!! :)

4. Eleni & Matt Frediani DiabloCrossFit wrote...

Val, you kicked a** and we loved watching every second of it! You are one inspiring women & athlete!

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