Good morning. It’s Thursday, May 26, and this is your Morning Chalk Up. Did we miss something? Send us a tip at [email protected].
QUOTE OF THE DAY
“Some of us will do our jobs well and some will not, but we will all be judged by only one thing: the result.” – Vince Lombardi
17 hours until Meridian Regional.
20 hours until East Regional.
23 hours until Central Regional.
Central Regional team athlete Laura Phelps-Sweatt has been banned from all CrossFit-sanctioned competitions for one year for failing to submit to an out-of-competition drug test. Her team, Westside Conjugate has been disqualified from the Central Regional.
WHAT DO ATHLETES DO BEFORE REGIONALS?
Ever wonder what they’re up to 48-72 hours before the big competition kicks off? Well we did, so we asked Melissa Doss, who’s on deck for the Central Regional, and Games vet Jason Khalipa how they spend their final moments before the kickoff.
Annie Thorisdottir discusses the Meridian Regional and her decision to withdraw from the 2015 CrossFit Games. Brooke Wells, the breakout rookie who placed 16 at the 2015 CrossFit Games at just 19 years old, shares her goals for the Central Regionals (hint hint: Carson). Tommy Marquez and Pat Sherwood preview the athletes to watch at the Meridian Regional.
IN 2 MINUTES…
An Olympian, a mother of two, a dancer, and a CrossFitter, who was hit by a drunk driver when she was 18 and lost her leg, is now heading to Rio to represent Team USA. Here are the CrossFitters that FloElite thinks should have made Sports Illustrated’s fittest 50. You can’t make this stuff up, via Lucas Parker: “#CrossFitRegionals Confessions: Event 6, before the bike, I let out a fart that lasted roughly 4 seconds and was roughly 4% gatorade.” Lucas Parker (again) gives Michele Letendre a playful hard time. This Jason Khalipa meme makes us #LOL. Alethea Boon grabs bronze at the Oceania Weightlifting Championships. How did Katrin Davidsdottir actually get this picture taken? Elijah Muhammad can make shots from half court just like Steph Curry.