Madrid Championship Sells Out in Record Time as Additional Spots Added
The 2023 NOBULL CrossFit Open is still about two weeks away, but athletes are wasting no time preparing for the off-season thereafter. The Madrid Championship, a product of Loud And Live, opened for registration Jan. 19 and spots sold out within a couple of hours despite being several months in advance, according to Dylan Malitsky, Vice President of the organization.
Taking place in Madrid, Spain this Sept. 7-10, the already popular competition is growing to unparalleled participation. Due to the demand, the event is adding additional spots for athletes which are also expected to go quickly. If interested, you can sign-up here.
“We are adding 400 spots; from 2,400 to 2,800 — becoming, apparently, the biggest CrossFit official in-person event on earth,” said event director Alfonso Chamorro.
In turn, the schedule has been expanded to four days (from three) to allow for more varied tests of fitness given the amount of athletes to get through various time domain workouts.
There are 24 divisions now available with division standards coming soon. On the team side, Elite (FFMM), and (FMMM): RX, Advance+, Intermediate, Master Intermediate, Scaled+, Beginners AND Masters Scaled. For individuals: Elite and Age Group (35+, 40+, 45+, 45+, 50+ and Teen 16-17).
“Also, we will have room for more actications with brands and a bigger opportunity for everyone to get along and enjoy ‘community sol y kilos’ (community, sun and kilos),” Chamorro added. “Last but not least, this year the (prize) purse size will be increased according to partnership agreements, IOQ inscriptions and ticket sales, with the goal to reach the highest jackpot ever for Madrid.”
As for the numbers, what makes athletes so excited to register for this year?
Chamorro suggests, “I think people had a really good time last year and they are looking forward to getting some more!”