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Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps

facebooktwitteryoutubeinstagramMichael  PhelpsOlympic SwimmerBorn: 1985Born in Maryland, Michael Phelps began swimming when he was 7 years old, partly due to the influence of his older sisters and partly to burn off excess energy. Before he was 10, he already held a...

Laird Hamilton

Laird Hamilton

facebooktwitteryoutubeinstagramLaird HamiltonBig Wave SurferBorn: 1964Laird Hamilton was born in San Francisco and grew up in Hawaii. As a young child, he became fast friends with big wave surfer Bill Hamilton. He introduced Bill to his mother, the two later married...

Jinder Mahal

Jinder Mahal

facebooktwitteryoutubeinstagramJinder MahalPro WrestlerBorn: 1986Jinder Mahal is the stage name of Canadian pro wrestler Yuvraj Singh Dhesi and he is the nephew of Gama Singh. After obtaining a business degree in Communications and Culture, Mahal began training for...

Shalene Flanagan

Shalene Flanagan

facebooktwitteryoutubeinstagramShalene FlanaganDistance RunnerBorn: 1981Shalene Flanagan was always an athlete. When she wasn’t running cross country and doing track, she played soccer and swam. Flanagan grew up in Massachusetts and attended the University of North...

JJ Watt

JJ Watt

facebooktwitteryoutubeinstagramJJ WattProfessional Football PlayerBorn: 1989Originally from Wisconsin, Justin James Watt was always playing some sport or other. He played hockey from age 4-13 and started on football in 5th grade. He was a football star all four years...

Russell Wilson

Russell Wilson

facebooktwitteryoutubeinstagramRussell WilsonNFL QuarterbackBorn: 1988Russell Wilson’s father was a wide receiver for the San Diego Chargers and his grandfather played football and basketball at Kentucky State University, and he was also a president of Norfolk State...

Rich Froning

Rich Froning

facebooktwitteryoutubeinstagramrssRich FroningCrossfit AthleteBorn: 1987RichFroning, Jr. was always an athlete and he received a scholarship to play baseball in college. Afterleaving school, he worked as a fireman and also a strength coach at Tennessee Tech.He became...

David Beckham

David Beckham

facebooktwitteryoutubeinstagramDavid BeckhamProfessional Soccer Player Born: 1975David Beckham was a soccer phenomenon almost from the first time he kicked a ball. He played for Manchester United at age 18 and became a starter at age 20. He led his team to several...

Tom Brady

Tom Brady

facebookyoutubeinstagramTom BradyNFL Quarterback Born: 1977Tom Brady played football for the University of Michigan and was drafted by the Patriots in the 6th round, which many believe makes him the biggest ‘steal’ in the history of the NFL draft. He has played in 9...

Wim Hof

Wim Hof

facebooktwitteryoutubeinstagramWim Hof Extreme Athlete Born: 1959 ‘Iceman’ Wim Hof is an extreme athlete from Holland. He is famous for his ability to survive sub-zero conditions by using his mind to regulate his body temperature, as detailed in his book ‘Becoming the...

Scott Herman

Scott Herman

facebooktwitteryoutubeinstagramScott HermanFitness Model Born: 1984Scott Herman is originally from Massachusetts. He was always an active child and enjoyed playing sports like soccer and wrestled. Herman says being bullied made him want to grow his muscles and began...

Mat Fraser

Mat Fraser

facebooktwitteryoutubeinstagramMat FraserAthleteBorn: 1990Mat Fraser has a background in Olympic weightlifting but was injured in 2009 and had to stop. He then went to college and got a degree in mechanical engineering. He says CrossFit did not initially appeal to...

Bear Grylls

Bear Grylls

facebooktwitteryoutubeinstagramBear GryllsSurvivialist Born: 1974 From a young age, Edward ‘Bear’ Grylls was always a bit a daredevil and loved to be moving, doing activities such as sailing, climbing, karate and skydiving. He served in the British Army reserves in...

Brooke Wells

Brooke Wells

facebooktwitteryoutubeinstagramBrooke WellsCrossFit AthleteBorn: 1995Brooke Wells is a 4 time CrossFit Games athlete. She started in the CrossFit competition when she was a high school senior. She was a gymnast and did track in high school and turned down a college...

Rich Roll

Rich Roll

facebooktwitteryoutubeinstagramrssRich RollUltra-Endurance Athlete Born: 1966Rich Roll is vegan ultra-endurance athlete and a former attorney. As a young man, he battled alcoholism and drug use, and struggled with his weight and his career. Just before turning 40, he...

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