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Fahey advances to final round of CrossFit Games in first place

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Posted at 5:04 PM, Jul 24, 2013
and last updated 2013-07-25 12:38:02-04

CARSON, Calif. - After two days of competition at the 2013 Reebok CrossFit Games, Tallahassee's Colleen Fahey has proven herself as one of the top athletes there.

Through four events in the Masters Women 50-54 division, Fahey is the only competitor to finish in the top five in every event. She'll enter Thursday's final two workouts in first place.

Wednesday's first workout was called "Pullgatory". Athletes raced through sholder-to-overhead presses, sled pulls, burpees, and sumo dead lift high-pulls, finishing between 13 minutes and 20 minutes. Fahey came in fifth place in Pullgatory with a time of 15:12.

The second workout of the day was much shorter, but still intense, this time focusing on the legs through a combination of dead lifts and box jumps. Fahey finished the workout in 3:36, good enough for third place.

After today's second workout, the field of 18 in the Masters Women 50-54 division was cut down to 12. Those 12 will go through the final two workouts of the games tomorrow.

Standings from games.crossfit.com are below:

  Competitor

Nancy

Push Drag Pull

Pullgatory

Deadlift - Box Jump

Clean and Jerk

Final
1 (365) Colleen Fahey 2nd 1st 5th 3rd    
2 (350) Elaine Polito 3rd 6th 4th 1st    
3 (315) Bonita L Thomsen 10th 12th 3rd 2nd    
4 (303) Lynne Knapman 4th 7th 11th 5th    
5 (295) Joy Bruening 1st 16th 6th 11th    
6 (295) Mary Beth Litsheim 9th 3rd 13th 6th    
7 (294) Litsa Olsson 15th 9th 2nd 7th    
8 (286) Mary Gilleland 11th 11th 8th 4th    
9 (279) Maude Hecht 13th 15th 1st 13th    
10 (277) Nicolette Dunstone 5th 8th 16T 8th