The CrossFit Games season in 2019 was unlike any we had seen before. From the elimination of Regionals to the introduction of Sanctionals and the inclusion of National Champions at the Games, it was a year of firsts for the sport of fitness.

But while changes to the sport were happening, 2019 was overshadowed by the passing of two athletes in the community. Becky Conzelman, a former Games athlete, died following a brain aneurysm in April. And just this month, 17-year-old Jacob Morris passed away after complications from heart surgery.

Here is a look back at 2019 and the most-read stories this year.

10. 2019 CrossFit Games Event Schedule Clues Revealed

9. Mat Fraser, Noah Ohlsen Among 40 Athletes to Receive Penalties After 20.2 Video Review

8. Dane Smith Addresses His Major Penalty

7. How to Watch the CrossFit Open 19.1 Live Announcements TONIGHT!

6. Jessica Griffith’s 20.4 Score Rejected After Using Wrong Weights

5. 26 Athletes Penalized After 20.1 Video Review

4. Glassman to Eliminate Title Sponsor from CrossFit Games After 2020 Season

3. Five More Athletes Failed Drug Test at 2019 CrossFit Games

2. CrossFit Community Reacts to Becky Conzelman’s Passing

  1. CrossFit Games Teen Athlete Jacob Morris Passed Away Following Heart Surgery

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