HOW WILL THE GAMES WORK THIS YEAR?
The 2020 Reebok CrossFit Games will take place in : 1) an online competition in athletes’ home countries from which the top five men and top five women will advance and 2) an in-person finals in California to compete for the titles of Fittest Man and Fittest Woman on Earth.
STAGE ONE COMPETITION FORMAT
For the first time, the final CrossFit Games Live Stream stage of the CrossFit Games will begin in around the world. The top 20 women and top 20 men from the Open leaderboard along with the 10 women’s and 10 men’s qualifiers from Sanctionals will compete in a virtual competition beginning Friday, Sept. 18.
Each event can be performed only one time. Once an athlete finishes an event, they may not attempt it again. There are no restarts. The workout must continue to completion once the timer begins.
More than US$500K in prize money is on the line for athletes placing in 20th through sixth place in stage one.
The top five men and top five women will advance to compete in person for up to US$1.3 million, with the Fittest Man on Earth and Fittest Woman on Earth earning US$300K each.
WOD ALONG WITH GAMES ATHLETES
A list of required equipment has been emailed to the 2020 Games athletes and CrossFit affiliates. Athletes are required to have the following equipment:
Barbell of 35 lb. (15 kg)/45 lb. (20 kg)
Standard bumper plates (18-inch diameter)
Be prepared for a max lift using Olympic bumper plates
Event loading will be noted in lb. with the corresponding kg conversion
Change plates (1 lb. minimum)
Running route with one turnaround (maximum of 300 meters out and 300 meters back)
Concept2 Model D rower
Wall for handstand push-ups
Required support equipment:
Gaff tape or similar marking tape
The wait has been long, but it is almost time for the 2020 Reebok CrossFit Games! Keep checking for more information as the competition nears.