The 2010 CrossFit Games
The ultimate proving grounds of the world’s fittest athletes.
July 16-18, 2010 • Carson, CA
The Home Depot Center Sports Complex
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United States Qualifiers
Greg Glassman's Insights into the Open
CrossFit's Founder and CEO Explains the Reasons Behind the Change
The first step in qualifying for the CrossFit Games will be different this year. For six weeks, athletes from around the world will compete in a weekly workout, with the best athletes from each region qualifying for the regional level of competition. The Open format will expand the reach of CrossFit competition, making it available to anyone with access to basic equipment and a video camera.
Some have questioned the change to an online competition format, but CrossFit Founder and CEO Greg Glassman argues that they were an inevitable result of the expansion of the sport of fitness. With interest in CrossFit growing at a rapid rate, CrossFit HQ was going to have to begin gathering the results in an expanding online database, whether or not they stemmed from official Sectional competitions.
With this destiny for the CrossFit Games in mind, it made sense to make the switch over to the new format this year, when it is a smoother transition, rather than waiting a few years to make the change. The end result will be a first in sports history, a universally available competition.