David Shorunke On Returning to CrossFit: “By the time I got to the Games, I didn’t even want to do it”

September 20, 2022 by
Photo Credit: Lindharth Photography (@lindharth_photography)

Years of hard work were coming to fruition for David Shorunke when he qualified for the 2020 CrossFit Games. He earned his spot via a second place finish at Strength in Depth 2020. He was elated to perform so well in his hometown of London.

The high was followed by an immense slog, plagued by COVID-19, the Greg Glassman controversy, and Shorunke's own injuries. It sucked the joy from the sport, and Shorunke was ready to quit. 

“Instead of a smooth preparation, we weren't sure if it was going to happen, and if it did happen, if I'd go,” Shorunke said. 

“That added to a lot of the stress, and also dealing with some injuries at the time. The stress, the training and the injuries compounded.”

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