The cheering crowd is a sea of neon, each section clapping and clad in brightly colored, affiliate-branded T-shirts. The energy at the CrossFit Games makes it feel like a high school track meet, and those involved have compared it to going to a family reunion or to church. The competition is not zero-sum. It is not life or death. There is a winner, but there are no losers. Everyone gathers around those still competing to cheer, and it is as if they are all members of one team. These ...

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