Michele Letendre: Technician, “Mama Bear,” and CrossFit Games Podium-Creating Coach

September 22, 2020 by
Photo Credit: Tamane Photography (instagram.com/tamanephotography)

Damn Diane

It’s Friday afternoon at CrossFit Nanaimo in British Columbia. The gym is oddly quiet for a competition. All eyes are intently watching Patrick Vellner blaze through Damn Diane, event 3 of the 2020 CrossFit Games.

He does his first set of deadlifts with speed and ease, before breaking up his first set of 15 handstand push-ups into two sets, just like he told his coach Michele Letendre he would do just minutes before the event.

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