Masters Qualifier Recap: 200 Athletes Qualify for the 2015 CrossFit Games
The CrossFit Games are one of the most popular fitness competitions worldwide. They are held every two years and feature some of the best athletes from around the world competing for their share of $50,000 in prize money. The event was founded by Greg Glassman, a former competitive bodybuilder who saw how much fun it could be to see competitors perform at an extreme level with little or no equipment. Since then, the CrossFit Games have grown into a global phenomenon.
There are currently over 2,500 athletes registered for the 2015 CrossFit Games which will take place in Ohio from July 16th through 18th. The top 100 men and women qualify for the competition and compete against each other in various events such as the Open, Master’s division, Women’s Division and others.
There are also many different levels of elite athletes who participate in the sport’s largest annual competition.
In order to qualify for the 2015 CrossFit Games, an athlete must meet certain requirements. These include having a minimum score of 70% on the official CrossFit Games Scorecard (which is based off a combination of three factors) and completing specific workouts within specified time limits.
Both the top 15 men and women in each division, as well as the top 5 master’s athletes in their division qualify for the 2015 CrossFit Games. It should be noted that while many of these athletes are professionals, others compete for fun and to stay fit.
The oldest athlete to ever qualify was an 81 year old woman from the United Kingdom who successfully completed the Open in 2014 with a perfect score!
These Games have slowly been gaining a lot of attention due to its extreme nature and the sheer amount of dedication it takes to succeed in a CrossFit competition. Last year, over 200,000 men and women participated in the Open competition which served as the sole qualifier for this year’s games.
That’s over a ten-fold increase since the first year of competition! As the sport continues to grow at an exponential rate, many are wondering just how massive it will become before long. Only time will tell, but given how CrossFit is already one of the most grueling tests of physical and mental strength around, it can only be assumed that its popularity will only increase as athletes from all walks of life get involved in the extreme sport that pushes them to their limits.
Regardless of whether you’re looking to get back into shape or you want to participate in the sport for fun and competition, CrossFit is an excellent way to reach your goals. With an ever-expanding community of dedicated, active individuals, it’s no surprise that this extreme sport has become so popular over the last decade.
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