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7 Things from 18.1 That Made Us Smile

February 26, 2018 by
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For all the worrying, sweating, and fretting that comes with the CrossFit Open, the five-week long competition is filled with some of the most inspiring moments that will warm you cold fitness heart.

Here are seven of our favorites from Week 1.


1. This 55+ masters athlete who said she’s doing the Open because she “refuse[s] to age gracefully” and show “thousands of other women my age [that they] can do it.”

2. When Brooke, who is visually impaired, no-repped herself for not pausing in the hang position.

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It was so awesome to coach Brooke’s (an athlete who’s visually impaired) 1st Open workout! The extra awesome thing is see what able to do everything in the scaled division with no modifications needed! One thing I want to point out is her character, in her last round she did a Power Clean instead of deadlifting first. She recognized the mistake brought the rep down and made sure to start with a “good” rep. Her character and positive attitude is exactly what I look for within all my athletes, so it was a blessing for everyone to be able to train alongside her at our Friday Night Lights. Beautiful things happen #intheopen and I believe this is definitely one of them! @crossfit @crossfitfif @crossfitgames @crossfittraining @morningchalkup @fitaid @fun.ning #crossfit #crossfitfif #GoBrooke #crossfitgames #crossfitgames2018 #godisgood #athlete #coach #strongwomen #crossfitgirls

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3. When the CrossFit HQ’s Director of Media’s 74-year-old mom did 18.1 like it was NBD.

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I was just talking smack about my Mom to @hayleymatossian saying, “I bet my Mom hasn’t signed up for the @crossfitgames OPEN yet, I’m going to make her do it today.” And then 5 minutes later @mattbischel sends me this video of @rosemarymatossian doing the #OPEN at @crossfitsantacruz #74yearsold

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4. When this 9-year-old from CrossFit Oak Ridge, decided to do 18.1 all the way through.

https://www.facebook.com/nikki.r.stafford/videos/10156260121647728/

5. When this couple used 18.1 to reveal the sex of their new baby.

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Baby #2 is….a……. #18.1 #18.1+1 #crossfit @crossfit #wearvamos @wear_vamos #PrimoIsOfficiallyAKuya

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6. When Tiffany Lester, who lost both of her legs, completed 18.1 and said “I want to move like a boss when I am 80.” #AlreadyABoss

7. When Coach Kendra from CrossFit Bozeman told these seven Masters Athletes to “bring it” on 18.1 and they replied, “It’s already been broughten.”

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Special shout out to these 50+ Masters athletes throwing down 18.1 on Friday. They're all part of @crossfitbozeman's L.I.F.E program (Longevity In Functional Efficiency). — #InTheOpen #Masters #Yoda #crossfitopen #crossfit #crossfitgames #functionalfitness @crossfitgames

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