Some of the biggest names in CrossFit have descended to Dubai to compete for the $50,000 first place money in the Dubai Fitness Championship. Athletes including Mat Fraser, Ben Smith, Kari Pearce and Sara Sigmundsdottir and many other are there.
Event 1 was a 32kg Bike Race. It was not streamed live, but here are the notable results from the event.
|1. Jonne Koski||1. Samantha Briggs|
|2. Ruan Duvenage||2. Jess Towl|
|3. Hallvard Borsheim||3. Julie Abildgaard|
|12. Mat Fraser||8. Sara Sigmundsdottir|
|20. Bjorgvin Gudmundsson||12. Annie Thorisdottir|
|37. Ben Smith||16. Kari Pearce|
Event 2/3 was a Max Clean & Jerk followed by a Ring Muscle-Up and Handstand Walk couplet. Here are the archived live stream videos (the women’s stream had some technical difficulties and starts in the 33rd minute).
Event 4 is a triplet of Handstand Push-ups, KB Snatches and Box Jump Overs.
Event 5 was a 2,000m run at the Al Wasl Sports Club track. The event was not streamed live.
The first event of Day 2 was a swim that included moving 25kg plate underwater. That was followed up by a swim and SkiErg couplet.
Day 3 kicked off with a Dumbbell Burpee to Overhead and Chest-to-Bar pull-up chipper.
Event 9 looked a lot like the CrossFit Regionals event with the heavy overhead squats. Just like Regionals, the overhead squats stopped some athletes in their tracks.
To end Day 3, endurance was tested. A nasty couplet of rowing and running put those athletes with the biggest engines at the front of the pack.