CrossFit Games

Kaiden Hogan Holds 6:04 Mile Pace to Win Event One in Dominating Fashion

July 27, 2021 by
Photo Credit: Kay Wiese
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As the Age Group and Adaptive divisions took center stage to kick-off the 2021 CrossFit Games, there was one teenage athlete that stood out from the crowd. 15-year-old Kaiden Hogan, who crossed the finish line without a soul in striking distance, winning the 3.75 mile run event for the 14-15 division.

One big thing: Right from the beginning, Hogan separated himself from the pack. You might expect him to have a background in running or maybe an endurance sport, but that’s not the case here. He jokingly said he’s just a good runner, but there’s no real reason for it.

  • “It was easy!” exclaimed Hogan when asked how the run felt shortly after cartwheeling across the finish line.
  • Hogan finished the 3.75 mile run in just 22:46.95, more than two and a half minutes faster than the second place finisher, Caden Poulin, who crossed the finish line in 25:15:74.
  • That’s an average pace of 6:04 per mile. 
  • At 15-years-old, this is Hogan’s first CrossFit Games appearance.
  • When asked about the rest of the weekend, Hogan said, “I’m going to give each workout 100% and see what happens. My expectations are only to do the best I can do.”

Shoes sweeten the deal: The win for Hogan was made a little more exciting by the fact that he crossed the finish line with a pair of Reeboks on his feet.

  • Before the Games kicked off, Reebok announced a Bonus Program, offering $1,000 per event win to age group and adaptive athletes who wore their shoes during the event.
  • Since Hogan was in Reeboks, he pocketed $1,000.
  • “I love the Reebok deal,” said Hogan. “…especially now!” he added.

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