The 2019 Reebok CrossFit Games Are here
The global fitness community turns its eyes to Madison, Wisconsin, as the world’s finest athletes showcase the grit and determination required to be named Fittest on Earth competing in the 2019 Reebok CrossFit Games. Nearly 300 male and female athletes from over 114 countries are taking part, in individual and team events that have gone strength to strength since its inception in 2007.
The athletes compete in workouts that they learn about only a day or so beforehand, consisting mostly of an assortment of standard aerobic, weightlifting, and gymnastics movements, as well as some additional surprise elements that are not part of the typical CrossFit regimen such as obstacle courses, ocean swimming, softball throwing, or ascending a pegboard.
Want to take part?
If you think you are up for the challenge, then you need to start to plan ahead. You can qualify to participate in the CrossFit Games, via three ways the Open, sanctioned events, and by invitation. Although, note that the qualification is going through an overhaul, so keep your eyes peeled for changes.
The Open, which as introduced in 2011, is called so because participation is open to anyone and waa held over five weeks in February–March, but we believe is being brought forward to October this year. a new workout is released on each Thursday and competitors complete the workout and submit their scores online by Monday evening, with either a video, live stream or validation by a CrossFit affiliate.
Sanctioned events (replacing regional qualifiers) are often used as a part of off-season training, around the world. Each sanctioned event has its own rules for participation, but athletes that attend the sanctioned events are either by invite or through the event’s qualification process.
The CrossFit Games may choose to invite up to four athletes that did not qualify for the games in the Open or sanctioned events.
To learn more about the games and watch head over to the Crossfit site