Teams, men, women, the number of competitors and the fact that most are people with jobs on the side and knocking out these unreal workouts is so amazing.
You see people pushing each other to be faster, better, stronger, quicker,
In the team event you would even see athletes carrying each other if their team mates were out of energy. Part of the team workout consisted on running round the stadium, lifting the worm, i mean this thing was brutal.
The set up is pretty amazing as its on the Stub Hub centre field and tennis court, where LA Galaxy play, and so is good vantage point for spectators.
There was also elements of the team event with men and women synchronised, and the women, you better believe they do the same as the men, no lesser reps or runs, they are going hard out.
This was our guy, Mat Fraser, mid way through coming back from 39th place to second in the murph.
Whats a murph I hear you say…. well…
wear a weighted 25lb vest, run 1 mile, do 100 pull ups, 200 push ups, 300 squats, 1 mile run.
Now it was so damn hot also, there was people pretty much passing out on the finish.
The view as your out on the mile run.
One of the best things was the fans of each team. Above you have the sea of green from Invictus, and below 12 labours, who brought the biggest crew of all!
Meanwhile, off the contest side of things, there was a retail village much like X Games, with protein shakes, weights, various energy drinks and a lot of people without much chest hair. I might go back next year offering a waxing service, you’d clean up…
People love a good line to get an autograph too.
Then in the crowd, people are die hard. No messing. Your either Reebok Nano or Nike Metcon. Nothing else. seriously nothing.Its like a statement of which side your with and thats it. its funny as its the only place on earth you don’t see Roshes, Air Max, Converse, or anything else, its just these two.
This couple are in serious trouble.