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October 29, 2018

CrossFit Announces 5 More Sanctioned Events

Written by William Imbo

The list of sanctioned events continues to grow. Today, CrossFit announced the addition of five new events:

Australian CrossFit Championship
January 2019. 32 men and women, along with 16 teams will be selected to compete through an online qualifier.

Asia CrossFit Championship
April 2019. Event programming from CrossFit Games athletes Austin MalleoloSpencer Hendel and James Hobar

Reykjavik CrossFit Championship
May 2019. This event will be lead by CrossFit Games athlete Annie Thorisdottir.

Down Under CrossFit Championship
May 2019.

Pandaland CrossFit Challenge
December 2019. This event will begin to qualify athletes for the 2020 CrossFit Games.

With the new additions, there currently 16 sanctioned events that have been officially announced by CrossFit, Inc. Each of these events will send a male and female athlete to the CrossFit Games. Expect more events to be announced in the coming weeks.

Speaking on the newly sanctioned events, Greg Glassman stated, “These new events are a true testament to CrossFit’s global reach. Whether athletes are competing in Wollongong, Reykjavik, or Shanghai, they represent the spirit of the CrossFit community—a community that today crosses more borders and contains more languages and cultures than we could have ever imagined at the start.”

Photo courtesy of CrossFit Inc.

About William Imbo

William Imbo is an Associate Editor at BoxLife magazine, CrossFit Level 1 Trainer and holds an MPS in Sports Industry Management from Georgetown University. He is an avid CrossFitter and loves film, music and travel, thanks to having grown up across Europe. A fan of the New Orleans Saints and Newcastle United, Will's favorite CrossFit girl is Helen-least favorite being Isabel.

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