Analyzing the Sixth Event of the CrossFit Games: “Sprint”

We’re taking a look at the remaining twenty male and twenty female athletes at the 2019 CrossFit Games. Last night, Dave Castro announced the workout: a sprint around the Alliant Energy Center’s North Park field.

Looking at past events:

  • 2017 O-Course Sprint, won by Patrick Vellner.
  • 2016 Ranch Mini Chipper, won by Annie Thorisdottir, followed by Brooke Wells on the women’s side, and Mat Fraser in second on the men’s side. This event finished with a hill sprint in Aromas, California carrying a med ball.
  • 2016 Suicide Sprint, won by Tia-Clair Toomey and Mat Fraser taking second on the men’s side.
  • 2015 Sprint Course 1 was won by Scott Panchik, with Thuri Helgadottir placing second on the women’s side.
  • 2015 Sprint Course 2 had Kristin Holte finish in second.

As a result, it’s hard to tell who will win the event, but it’s safe to say the following athletes will probably survive today’s cut to ten:

  • Tia-Clair Toomey (1st)
  • Mat Fraser (2nd)
  • Kristin Holte (3rd)
  • Scott Panchik (4th)
  • Brooke Wells (7th)
  • Annie Thorisdottir (10th)
  • Patrick Vellner (10th)
  • Thuri Helgadottir (12th)

By Ben Garves

Ben Garves is a digital product expert, author, entertainer, and activist. His portfolio of thought leadership in digital marketing and web experiences has included major clients like Microsoft, Google, Twitter, eBay, Facebook, and Bloomberg. He’s also a freelance health and fitness journalist with over 400 stories written since 2018, a podcaster with 200 episodes to his name, and runs a YouTube channel with over 100 fitness and activism-oriented videos and live streams. Ben has founded the Fitness is for Everyone™ initiative to raise awareness about social injustice in both racial inequality and socioeconomic disparity in access to quality fitness and nutrition options around the globe.

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