The Reebok CrossFit Games were created to accurately test fitness in 2007. They are made up of a long range of movements that are designed to test fitness.
The Games season is broken down into stages. The first stage is a five-week, five-workout competition with workouts being in gyms around the world. Anyone 14-year and older can join. There are hundreds of thousands of contestants at the open stage.
Top athletes from each of the 17 regions qualify for the second "regional" stage of the competition--for three weekends in May.
Top athletes from two or three regions compete for the five qualifying spots for the CrossFit Games in the combined regions. From there, the remaining contestants compete in the Games at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. In Carson, the fittest 40 men and 40 women in the world compete for who is called the world's fittest man and woman on Earth.
At each CrossFit Games, the game's challenges are unknown to contestants before each event. Overall, many thousands of enthusiasts begin the competition. Interest in this CrossFit sport continues and there are 11,000 affiliates involved. For more on the games, see the Reebok CrossFit site.
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