Hunter McIntyre ‘Still Hungry’ To Compete

June 8, 2022 by
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Hunter McIntyre

The “Sheriff” has recaptured his spot atop the HYROX pecking order. Hunter McIntyre took on the HYROX World Championships in Las Vegas on May 14, and he used some personal changes to hit the gong for the second time in three years.

The details: McIntyre, who won the 2020 HYROX World Championships, was not able to repeat in 2021. He finished fourth overall while Tobias Lautwein won. McIntyre came back with a fury in 2022 after switching up his training and regaining his focus.

  • There were some athletes that sprinted out ahead of McIntyre on the opening run, which the commentators said was a strategy to get in his head. However, only one of them remained ahead of McIntyre during that segment.
  • The Sheriff stuck to his strategy during the early portions of the competition before hitting the sled push. Once he hit this point, he knew that he could keep ahead of every other competitor. McIntyre proved this to be true by finishing with a time of 58:05, 2:21 faster than runner-up Ryan Kent.

McIntyre: “I know that when I get to a certain movement beyond that point, no one can ever catch me again. And I was really confident in that, because I had never lost a race for the past four years of doing this.”

This content is available exclusively to Members

Become an member and start enjoying full access to all our community and sports content, and an ad-free experience.


  • Exclusive content
  • Ad-Free web/app experience
  • Comments on articles
  • Exclusive 15% WIT discount
  • $1 per month for the first 4 months, $8 each month after

  • Exclusive content
  • Ad-Free web/app experience
  • Comments on articles
  • Exclusive private Facebook Group
  • Regular coffee breaks hang outs
  • Exclusive 15% WIT discount

Already a member? Log In.

Get the Newsletter

For a daily digest of all things CrossFit. Community, Competitions, Athletes, Tips, Recipes, Deals and more.

"*" indicates required fields

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.