Ben Smith will make history on Wednesday as he begins his 10th consecutive CrossFit Games. Smith has competed in every year at the CrossFit Games since 2009. The ten appearances ties Becca Voigt, who is also competing in her 10th Games as well. Voigt, however, did not make it ten years in a row.
As Smith was checking in this past weekend, Reebok caught up with the 2015 CrossFit Games champ to get his thoughts on a decade of fitness. “Each day is its own day. Today I’m focused on today. Tomorrow I will be focused on tomorrow. Sure, it’s cool it’s my tenth trip, but that doesn’t get me any points,” commented Smith.
When asked about his goals for this year Smith responded, “I’m here to compete. I’m here to compete hard. I want to be in it until the end and put myself in the position where I have a chance for the title of Fittest Man on Earth. If I’m fixated on the past and the anniversary, then I’m not dedicating myself to the task at hand. The task at hand is to win the CrossFit Games.”
Smith also said he was very excited about Day 1 this year, especially after Castro said it would be the hardest in Games history. “Dave [Castro] said it’s supposed to be the toughest day one of the Games in CrossFit history. I’ll be the judge of that. I’ve been here for most of them. I’ll be the one who can really let him know if it was the toughest,” said Smith.