What are the CrossFit Games?
The CrossFit Games is for Crossfitter is similar to the World Cup for footballers. It is the largest annual event in which the 43 best athletes and the best 43 teams compete. Games involve challenges with a wide range of functional movements and exercises, including heavy resistances or weights, long distances or speed. The games are divided into three sections: “the Open”, “Regionals” and “Games”. As with other sports and competitions also on this way a pre-selection of the best is performed. By and by participants are leaving and the circle of the most fit Crossfitter is becoming more and more concrete. In the end, there is one winner in each category, which is determined in the “Games”.
Who is allowed to participate in the CrossFit Games?
The Games are an international event, so anyone around the world is welcome to participate. The age limit is 14 years with parental consent or 18 years. There is no membership in an official CrossFit box and no special registration criteria are required. The entry fee for “the open” is $ 20 for athletes from the US, Canada, Australia and Europe and $ 10 for everyone else. The fee for the “Reginals” and “Games” is $ 200. As a team are $ 20, $ 400 and $ 500 to pay.
As mentioned earlier, the participants have to go through different preliminary stages before finally reaching the Games.
“The Open”: The event is open to anyone interested in becoming the world’s fittest athlete. It consists of five workouts over five weeks. The workouts can be carried out in an official CrossFit box, which is supervised by a certified CrossFit trainer or the performance is recorded via video. The attempts to perform the workouts are not limited, there is only the time limit of one week per workout. The 48 best men and women and 30 best women from each of the 17 regions are invited to the “Regionals”.
“Regionals” : This event takes place separately in each of the 17 regions and lasts over four weekends. The workouts are of course the same for each region and therefore each participant. The winners are the 3 best women, men and teams in the USA, Australia and Europe, the best two in Canada and the first place for all other regions. These then take part in the “Games”.
“Games: The last and decisive part of the CrossFit Games is this event. This usually starts at the end of July on Wednesday and ends in the final on Sunday evening. The course of the “Games” varies annually and the competition always consists of several workouts.