“The CrossFitter’s Decathlon…”

Posted: January 30, 2016 in Uncategorized

That Was… Eventful…

“The Decathlon is a combined event in athletics consisting of ten track and field events. The word decathlon is of Greek origin (from δέκα deka [ten] and αθλος athlos [contest]). Events are held over two consecutive days and the winners are determined by the combined performance in all. Performance is judged on a points system in each event, not by the position achieved. The decathlon is contested mainly by male athletes, while female athletes typically compete in the heptathlon.

Traditionally, the title of “World’s Greatest Athlete” has been given to the man who wins the decathlon. This began when King Gustav V of Sweden told Jim Thorpe, “You, sir, are the world’s greatest athlete” after Thorpe won the decathlon at the Stockholm Olympics in 1912. The current holder of the title is American Bryan Clay, the gold medal winner of the event at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, who took the title from Athens Olympics Czech champion Roman Šebrle.

The event developed from the ancient pentathlon. Pentathlon competitions were held at the ancient Greek Olympics. Pentathlons involved five disciplines – long jump, discus throw, javelin throw, sprint and a wrestling match.Introduced in Olympia during 708 BC, the competition was extremely popular for many centuries. By the 6th century BC, pentathlons had become part of religious games. The Amateur Athletic Union held “all around events” from the 1880s and a decathlon first appeared on the Olympic athletics program at the 1904 Games.”

I don’t understand a word this guy is saying, but still a very impressive amount of athleticism!

ALRIGHT… HERE WE GO!!!

MOBility: 7AM & 11AM

Olympic Lifting: 8AM

GRID WOD: 10AM

3…2…1…GO!!!

Mando

1.29.2016 WOD & Scores…

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