2020 CrossFit Games: Where & When to Watch

Reposted from original article online at Games.CrossFit.com | Sept. 10, 2020

Starting Thursday, Sept. 17, at 3:30 p.m. PT/10:30 p.m. GMT, CrossFit will go live from its studio in California to guide fans through an action-packed weekend of competition. Tune in for live updates on event results on Games.CrossFit.com.

Niki Brazier and Sean Woodland will keep you informed as scores roll in and standings are released on the CrossFit Games Leaderboard. Guest analysts and hosts from around CrossFit’s global community will join the pair throughout the weekend.

How to Watch Stage 1 of the 2020 Reebok CrossFit Games

Recordings of the athletes’ full workouts and additional coverage will be released throughout the weekend.

Follow the live shows on the Games website or through the CrossFit Games Facebook, Games Instagram, or the new CrossFit Games YouTube account to stay up to date on breaking news and competition highlights.

You can also keep up with your favorite Games athletes through their individual Instagram pages.

HOW WILL THE GAMES WORK THIS YEAR?

The 2020 Reebok CrossFit Games will take place in two stages: 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 stage of the CrossFit Games will begin in CrossFit affiliates 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.

Related: Which Athletes Benefit Most in the Online Format?

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)
  • Barbell collars
  • Pull-up bar
  • Squat rack
  • GHD machine
  • Running route with one turnaround (maximum of 300 meters out and 300 meters back)
  • Concept2 Model D rower
  • Jump rope
  • Wall for handstand push-ups

Required support equipment:

  • Body-weight scale
  • Distance wheel
  • Measuring tape
  • Gaff tape or similar marking tape
  • Gym timer

The wait has been long, but it is almost time for the 2020 Reebok CrossFit Games! Keep checking Games.CrossFit.com for more information as the competition nears.

The above article is reposted directly from original content found at Games.CrossFit.com.

 

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