A Prince William County jury awarded $300,000 yesterday to a Bristow man who sued a gym, a training company and one of its employees for administering an intense strength workout to him that he claimed left him disabled.
Makimba Mimms, 29, of Bristow sued Manassas World Gym, Ruthless Training Concepts and its former employee, Javier Lopez. Mimms, a former Navy information systems technician first class, said Lopez oversaw a CrossFit workout at the gym in 2005 that caused his leg muscles to break down. The jury found all three defendants liable.
CrossFit, which was not named as a defendant in the suit, is a fitness program popular in law enforcement and military circles and has been criticized as being dangerously intense.
-- Jonathan Mummolo
Former Virginia governor James S. Gilmore III (R) requested yesterday that he and his opponent, former governor Mark R. Warner (D), have another debate in their U.S. Senate race.