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More Changes At CrossFit HQ – CEO Jeff Cain Resigns

More Changes At CrossFit HQ – CEO Jeff Cain Resigns

More Changes At CrossFit HQ – CEO Jeff Cain Resigns

CEO Jeff Cain announced today that he will resign from his position effective immediately.

“I want to thank all of my employees for their hard work and dedication over the past three years,” says Cain. “It’s been an honor serving you. I look forward to continuing to serve you through other opportunities. I am confident that our new leadership team will continue to build upon the strong foundation we have established.

Now is the right time to pass CrossFit into new hands that have a little more experience and expertise.”

Effective immediately, CrossFit’s General Counsel and Executive Vice President of Operations Russell Berger will take over as acting-CEO while the board searches for a permanent replacement.

“I’m excited to get to work,” says Berger. “I want to thank everyone for their support during this time of transition. Now more than ever, CrossFit needs to stay focused to achieve our mission. Now let’s get back to it.”

CrossFit Inc. issued the following press release this morning to address rumors about Russell Berger’s knowledge of sexual harassment allegations against his good friend, Russell Cook, before this year’s Games Week.

“We categorically deny any and all allegations that Berger had prior knowledge of any kind,” says CrossFit’s Chief Knowledge Officer Justin Bergh. “The first time Berger learned of any allegations was when they were published on social media several weeks ago. At that time, CrossFit immediately retained an outside law firm to investigate and provide guidance. The investigation is ongoing.

We will find out what happened, and we will take the appropriate action. Due to the ongoing investigation, that’s all we can say at this time.”

The CrossFit Games will go on as scheduled.

“The competitors are here and ready to compete,” says CrossFit’s General Counsel and Executive Vice President of Operations Russell Berger. “The athletes should not be penalized for the despicable acts of individuals. The competition will proceed as normal. Our fans around the world will be able to enjoy the best the Earth has to offer.”

The CrossFit community is taking the news in stride.

“I don’t care if Russell’s name is on the HQ or not,” says CrossFitter Anya Edmonds. “He will always be part of this community. He created it. His vision will live on long after he is gone.

He will always be with us in spirit and in all of our memories.

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