Ohlsen on his relationship with Fraser: “Pretty neutral, I would love to be friends with him, but I think just like personality-wise we never super clicked. I think because we were always competitors, we rarely had opportunities where we were outside competition hanging out.”
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17.1 Took Their Friend, 21.2 Brings Armor CrossFit Together to Heal and Honor Him
Four years ago, 24-year-old Octavious King finished his final burpee box jump over during CrossFit Open workout 17.1 and dropped to the ground.
At first, nobody at Armor CrossFit in Apopka, FL was concerned. They were used to seeing him be the hardest worker in the gym and crash after the workout. This time, though, was different. It quickly became clear that King was in medical distress.
What happened next: Two members rushed over to King, who was semi-conscious, and began CPR, as Jeremy Brassard, the owner of the gym, cradled his friend’s head in his hands and stared into his eyes, “trying my best to comfort and communicate with him as best as I could,” Brassard said. Moments later, King stopped breathing and was soon pronounced dead.
“It seemed impossible. None of us could believe it…This was Octavious, the guy who would wear a weight vest in every WOD if he could. The guy who would march three miles around the block with 135 pounds on his back just because. The guy whose smile lit up everything,” Brassard said.
How Earned Athletic Became Asia’s First CrossFit Apparel Success Story, During a Pandemic and Protest Movement in Hong Kong
One of Eric Roza’s first large scale interviews after being named the new CEO of CrossFit LLC was with the Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post. The English language daily sits on the edge of the Chinese mainland, and regularly covers the sport of CrossFit, branding itself as the authoritative source on information related to China.
Roza made a bold declaration: CrossFit would have 20,000 boxes in China by 2040. The company is clearly salivating at its largest untapped market, the burgeoning, image obsessed Chinese middle class, who now number somewhere well above 700 million and have almost unfiltered access to Western media and culture given the rise of technology and international travel.
Told She’d Never Workout Again, Cancer Survivor Laurie Page Begins Her Ninth Year of CrossFit
In 2002, 40-year-old Laurie Page was diagnosed with leukemia. Because of her age and the type of cancer, doctors didn’t think they could find a cure.
Today, almost 20 years after the initial diagnosis and being told she would never work out again due to complications from treatment, now 61-year-old Page is an avid CrossFitter at CrossFit Perimeter in Georgia.
Her story: Page was always active; the morning of her diagnosis, Page said she probably ran 8 miles. She ran road races on the weekends, completed a triathlon, and helped train clients at a gym.
“Then all of the sudden, you’re knocked off your pedestal,” Page says, noting that she was quite sick for two years, eventually having a bone marrow transplant.
Page’s treatment and medication destroyed her bone density, turning her bones into “goo,” and damaged her kidneys, leaving her with chronic kidney disease.
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