The reigning four-time “Fittest Man on Earth” Mathew Fraser announced in an Instagram post on Wednesday that he will withdraw from this coming weekend’s Rogue Invitational. Citing an injury that he sustained a few weeks ago, he stated he had recovered but due to the injury was unable to prepare for the event.
One big thing: Fraser, the defending Rogue Invitational champion, was the favorite to repeat as champion despite the prestigious event moving to a live, online competition. The star-studded line-up would have been the first public competition that the competing athletes would have gotten a chance to compete against each other.
- With a first-place prize purse of $50,000 it is one of the largest paydays available for athletes during the season.
- Last year Fraser took home $65,000 for the two-day event including $15,000 in event win money.
- Patrick Vellner placed second followed by Cole Sager in last year’s competition.
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