The Wodapalooza Fitness Festival is one of the largest functional fitness competitions in the world. Top CrossFit athletes have descended down to Miami, Florida, for the last competition before the start of the 2018 CrossFit Open. CrossFit Games veterans like Katrin Davidsdottir, Kari Pearce, Dakota Rager and Garret Fisher are in attendance.
But CrossFit athletes are not the ones in attendance. CrossFit HQ has sent its drug testing partner, Drug Free Sport, down to Miami to conduct drug tests of some of the top athletes.
CrossFit is coming out of a year that saw its 3rd place finisher at the CrossFit Games, Ricky Garard, fail a drug test. As the Open approaches, Dave Castro and CrossFit appear to be making its drug testing program front and center.
A large number of CF athletes competing in Miami this weekend are also getting drug tested. @crossfitgames
— Dave Castro (@CFthedavecastro) January 13, 2018
The tweet comes just several days after Castro tweeted that CrossFit had Rich Froning and Mat Fraser take both a blood and urine drug test. Both athletes came back negative.
— Dave Castro (@CFthedavecastro) January 11, 2018
The tweets have brought out both sides of the community with some backing CrossFit’s efforts while others are still critical of the testing program.