Camp Pendleton hosts 2012 CrossFit Games


Female competitors sprint to the finish line for part of the 2012 Reebok CrossFit Games at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif. (Photo Credit: Lance Cpl. Derrick Irions)

Competitors run along Camp Pendleton’s San Onofre Beach during the 2012 Reebok CrossFit Games. (Photo Credit: Lance Cpl. Derrick Irions)

Think you’re fit enough to beat your buddy in a round of dead lifts,  rope climbs and endurance runs in the heat of summer? 91 of the world’s most elite athletes did just that over the weekend at the 2012 Reebok CrossFit Games. Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, hosted the first portion of the fitness test which began last Wednesday. The second phase of the challenge wrapped up on Saturday and Sunday at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California.

The world famous games open to athletes from all over the globe, challenged individuals to push their fitness levels to the ultimate breaking point. During the Pendleton portion of the competition, athletes completed a triathlon-style series of exercises including a 700-meter swim in the Pacific, a 6-mile run through rugged terrain and the School of Infantry Obstacle Course.  On Saturday, athletes completed fitness rounds comprised of (but not limited to) 400-meter sprints, split-snatches and muscle-ups. The CrossFit games, which have met annually since 2007, bring together some of the world’s toughest athletes for a chance to claim the title of “The Fittest on Earth.”

Rich Froning  and Annie Thorisdottir walked away from the competition as repeat champions.

If you think you have what it takes, go ahead and ditch those dumbbells and treadmills and click here to learn how you can become the next CrossFit champion.


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