What do you get when you bring the fittest people on the planet together and challenge them with seemingly insurmountable tasks over the course of several days? If it’s not the CrossFit Games, it’s probably Cookeville Camp.
In this episode of “Road to the Games,” follow an elite pack of athletes—including Rich Froning, Katrin Davidsdottir, Camille Leblanc-Bazinet, Tia-Clair Toomey, Dan Bailey and Sara Sigmundsdottir—as they meet in Cookeville, Tennessee, to ferret out their weaknesses and test their mettle.
At the helm of this spectacular ship buoyed by suffering are CrossFit Specialty Course: Aerobic Capacity mastermind Chris Hinshaw and decorated Marine Corps Maj. Brian Chontosh.
On Day 1, Hinshaw runs the athletes through a series of challenges that test their aerobic capacity.
Sigmundsdottir becomes frustrated when she finds herself unable to keep up with Davidsdottir and Toomey, but Hinshaw assures her that weaknesses aren’t bad. Instead, they can be understood as sources of opportunity.
Later, Chontosh puts the athletes through a harrowing evening of team-based activities that involve hiking through the Tennessee wilderness in the dark and swimming in a freezing pond.
See how the best of the best attempt to overcome their negative thoughts and work together.
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