CrossFit’s History of Opening Events Sets Up a Fascinating 2021 Battle

July 18, 2021 by
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The 2021 CrossFit Games are one week away, and athletes are preparing for a series of major tests in Madison, WI. Dave Castro has partially revealed the opening event, which will feature “a long swim, longer paddle.” While we still have some questions about the workout, rest assured that it should continue the grand tradition of standout opening events.  

One big thing: Love him or hate him, Castro has spent a good chunk of his life figuring out the best way to kick off the CrossFit Games. He uses the opening event -- or events -- to immediately test the mettle of the athletes and make them question whether they truly want to be crowned the Fittest on Earth.

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