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
An Interview with Rob Orlando at the Rogue vs. Again Faster Throwdown
Being a CrossFit Celebrity and Competing on a Team
Orlando is able to perform feats of strength that get people’s attention, such as lifting 350 pounds with just two fingers.
Rob does not, however, seek celebrity. When asked if he is a CrossFit celebrity, he responded that he feels “uncomfortable with that…I’m doing what I’ve always done, no big deal.”
He sees the development of the "CrossFit celebrity" as the inevitable result of athletes submitting content. If other people find that content extraordinary, then recognition and eventually celebrity follow.
At the Rogue vs. Again Faster Tahoe Throwdown, Orlando shifted his attention from his personal performance to his team's success. In order to recover from hard losses and succeed in tight battles, he and his teammates worked to support each other. “It’s not just about your performance, it’s about the crew. Did we get the W? That’s what matters.”
CrossFit can bring out athletes' intense and competitive sides. But if you sit around a dinner table with the same athletes, “then you’re just friends doing the same sport.”