Speal: A David and Goliath Story by Chris Spealler with Andréa Maria Cecil
The typical male CrossFit competitor is 5’9” and 190 pounds. Chris Spealler is 5’5” and 140 pounds. Such daunting facts would make most declare defeat before trying. Chris didn’t buy the odds, though. Instead, he forged his own modern-day David-and-Goliath story.
Speal is Chris’s account of struggle and perseverance, despite being “too small.” What others did with ease, he seemed to do with sheer grit and will. And his actions put him among CrossFit’s elite.
His is not a story of a gifted athlete whose natural talent granted him acclaim, but rather of one man who refused to back down and inspired an entire community in the process.