Marcus: I don’t really think about it. I just try and work hard and be prepared in all situations so if we do get in a ruck or an obstacle course or anything like that, I am ready to go. I remember when we got back from games last year when they announced the details for this year’s games, and when they asked who is going to participate, I literally stopped by half of the athletes. A lot of them didn’t want to participate because it was such a different format than last year. But for me personally, there is no difference; we are always working hard regardless of what kind of meets we have at the Games. When my name is called out on stage basically like basically like any other elite lifter, and thinking “I will give you my best effort,” and hopefully either win medals or break records etcetera; I still go with that same mentality no matter what competition type meet it is.
Gather: Do you feel that compared to fellow athletes competing at something similar like WODs (Workout Of The Day) at the Crossfit Games, your workouts usually require more intensity? Why do you think so? Is this experience something applies to all Olympic weightlifters?
Marcus: Yes absolutely! To put some numbers on it…but comparing yourself not only within your own event but also between events…everyone knows their weaknesses including myself so even though my snatch is competitive with most guys …comparing
How Many People Registered For The Crossfit Open 2017?
The Crossfit Open was streamed online to athletes worldwide and as such, we didn’t find out how many people were registered for the event immediately. Of those that registered, we estimate that there were at least 6000 men and women hoping to take part in this year’s competition. As has happened before, some registrations may have been cancelled so we don’t know how many people actually ended up registering. How Many People Enter The Crossfit Open? For the first time since 2010, we don’t yet know the number of men and women entering The Open 2018. There were 1957 male participants and around 1630 female competitors in 2017 which is a drop from the 2500 participants in 2016. However these numbers can be skewed by cancellations or withdrawals early on day one which will also affect the final scores later that day. So until then, you just need to watch every minute of the event!
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