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Reebok Firebreather Trail By Nora Nicholas

Here’s a CrossFit pop quiz: The term “Firebreather” refers to which of the following? (A) a new energy drink in which gasoline is the active ingredient; (B) a CrossFit mascot who appears at events wearing Reeboks and a dragon costume; (C) a WOD that requires you to push a flaming car 30 feet to a waiting fire truck; (D) the indomitable heart and spirit of an athlete in the face of severe challenges. If you said D, step into the ranks of CrossFit aficionados everywhere who’ve added Firebreather to their ever-increasing list of must-know CF lingo. The term Firebreather has become synonymous with the extra something that makes an athlete keep going when anyone else would quit. But Firebreather isn’t just a catchy term; it’s also the watchword of a major CF event called the Firebreather Trail, created by Reebok CrossFit and L’Usine

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CrossFit of Montreal and held for the first time in February. Reebok CrossFit spokesperson Cynthia Pelletier says she was initially approached by l’Usine CrossFit Head Coach Dominic Adam, who said he wanted to find a way to unite the Firebreathers in the East, who, unlike

their counterparts in the West, didn’t have many events that included everyone. Pelletier and Adam started brainstorming and soon decided that the event needed to meet four basic criteria: it had to be fun, interesting, inclusive, and a good preliminary challenge for the Open competition in March.

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