Thursday, February 28, 2013
CrossFit Games: The Fittest on Earth!
3..2..1..GO! Since the summer of 2007, the CrossFit Games, founded by Greg Glassman, have been held in California. Only 70 athletes participated during the inaugural games but since then the program has grown. The CrossFit events are sponsored by Reebok and boasted over 23,000 participants in 2011; however, this past year the popularity of the Games exploded with a whopping 69,000 fitness enthusiasts signing up to compete.
The Open, a series of workouts that rank the participants for regionals, is the initial competition of a serious and dedicated three-part season for athletes committed to CrossFit. The season kicks off with the Open, the most inclusive competition in the world; the top athletes and teams in each region (17 regions worldwide) from the Open then advance to Regionals. The best athletes and teams at Regionals are eligible to compete at the Reebok CrossFit Games, the world’s premier test to find the Fittest Athlete on Earth.
The three-part CrossFit season provides three categories for participants: Individual (men/women), Team, and Masters. The CrossFit Games are designed so that only the top 100 of the fittest men and women in the world advance to the games. The best part about the Reebok CrossFit Games is the athletes do not know their work outs in advance; so only the best and fittest athlete can truly win the competition.
The 2013 Reebok CrossFit Season starts on March 6th. Check the website http://games.crossfit.com/ to keep updated on the Games. Updates include information on the athletes, performance status, live footage of the Regionals as well as the Reebok Games, and the most importantly you can keep up with the leaderboard. Mark your calendar; you are not going to want to miss the 2013 Reebok CrossFit Games!