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The CrossFit Games are the world’s premier test to find the Fittest on Earth™. They are world-renowned as a grueling test for the world’s toughest athletes and a thrilling experience for spectators. Since its inception in 2007, the CrossFit Games have become “one of the fastest growing sports in America,” according to Forbes.
The CrossFit Games events are made up of a broad range of functional movements. Functional movements move large loads, long distances, quickly. These movements also form the basis of our exercise program. Make no mistake—the CrossFit Games are designed to test, not train, fitness. The goal is to find the fittest athletes, not to produce an easily replicable workout program.
The Games season is broken up into three stages, starting with the Open. This five-week, five-workout competition is held in the early spring in CrossFit affiliates and garage gyms around the world. Workouts are released online each Thursday, and athletes have until the following Monday to submit their scores. Anyone who’s at least 14 years old can sign up, and join in the first stage of the CrossFit Games season starting now.
The top athletes from each of the 17 regions qualify for the second stage of the competition—regionals. The regionals are live, three-day competitions that are held over three weekends in May. The top athletes from two or three regions combine, and compete for the five qualifying spots for the CrossFit Games.
The season culminates in the finals, 2015 Reebok CrossFit Games at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. The competition will whittle down to the fittest 40 men and 40 women in the world from hundreds of thousands of athletes. The CrossFit Games rank the world’s fittest, and determine which man and woman may be called the Fittest on Earth.
Interest in this sport continues to increase, along with the size of the CrossFit community. Last year at this time, there were just more than 5,000 affiliates. Today, we have surpassed 11,000 and 2015 promises to be a landmark year for the CrossFit Games.
For more info on the #CrossFit Open, visit the website here. #CrossFitGames