Kulsoom Abdullah started out as a CrossFitter and eventually became an Olympic Lifter. However, Kulsoom lifts fully covered in a hijab, and is not allowed by the IWF to compete in national and international events. Kulsoom petitioned the IWF on a compromise that would allow her to further her Olympic Lifting career and, in the process, become a spokesperson for women living under different cultural beliefs to be included in the athletic community on an Olympic level. Check out her story here.
Greg Amundson hits the WOD for December 21st. Here he’s with the Richland County Sheriff’s Department. Hopefully you’ll get to see a couple more videos from Greg’s visit soon.
Travis Harkey of CrossFit North Atlanta recognized the importance of play in his kids life. Because of that, he started up a Kids program at his gym in hopes to create a place for kids to learn how to be fit and have fun at the same time. But Travis learned such a program is almost too much extra work for one owner to handle. Check out his story here.
Zach Miller has impacted the lives of many with his boisterous spirit as a CrossFit athlete and trainer. But in early August Zach has been comatose after being thrown from his car in a horrific accident. If it wasn’t for his level of fitness, the doctor’s say Zach wouldn’t have survived. Watch his story here and you can help Zach through the Z Fund.
Dan MacDougald is often referred to as the Godfather of CrossFit in Atlanta. He was the first to bring CrossFit to the area by teaching clients in his backyard. Now he owns and operates CrossFit Atlanta which houses a multitude of top notch Games athletes and Olympic lifters. Learn how it all came to be here.