Two hundred thirty-two.
That’s how many national champions were crowned at the end of the 2019 Reebok CrossFit Games Open. When the athletes took the field at the Games in Madison, Wisconsin, in August, they hailed from 114 nations, together representing the growth of the Sport of Fitness from a backyard barbecue to the worldwide test of fitness.
These athletes were living symbols not only of their nations’ flags but of the hard work, dedication, and sacrifice it took to represent them. While CrossFit has become a household name in the United States, Canada, Australia, and much of Western Europe — affording athletes from those countries more opportunities to train and compete at the elite level — the sport remains in its infancy in countries such as Pakistan, Afghanistan, Egypt, Cyprus, Nigeria, and more, where there may be only one or two — or zero — CrossFit affiliates.
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