How Does Event 15 Compare to Past Final Events at the CrossFit Games?

August 16, 2021 by
Photo Credit: Athlete’s Eye Photography

Justin Medeiros and Tia-Clair Toomey cemented their spots atop the podium at the 2021 NOBULL CrossFit Games at the completion of the final 36-foot overhead walking lunge. They crossed the finish line and celebrated with their loved ones, capping off another exciting final event. But how does Event 15 stack up against past finales?  

One big thing: Throughout the history of the CrossFit Games, Dave Castro has used the final event -- or combination of events -- to create battles between the podium contenders. However, some champions -- Toomey and Mat Fraser -- locked up their gold medals well before the final event and simply had to complete the minimum amount of work to solidify their respective titles. 

  • Whether a final event is memorable is based slightly less on the workouts and more on the competitors taking part. A hard-fought battle with the podium as the prize does more to burn the event into the minds of the fans and analysts. Although a poor mix of movements can derail an entertaining event. 

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