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Hafthor Bjornsson Wins 2018 Europe’s Strongest Man

After weeks of buildup — especially around the event’s log lift championship portion — the dust has settled on the 2018 Europe’s Strongest Man contest. And perhaps predictably, we have the event’s first-ever

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CrossFit® Open Workout 18.5 Announced

A first-of-its-kind vote. A grueling repeat. And one of the most star-studded CrossFit Open workout announcements in the event’s history. Coming live from CrossFit Reykjavik in Iceland’s capital, Dave Castro was joined by

CrossFit Games

CrossFit® Open Workout 18.4 Announced

With just two more weeks left in the 2018 CrossFit Open, the worldwide Leaderboard has started to settle into place with some very familiar names toward the top. The first three weeks of

CrossFit Games

CrossFit® Open Workout 18.3 Announced

And just like that, we’re already at the halfway point. Coming in live from Skyline CrossFit in Houston, Texas, CrossFit Games Director Dave Castro announced Open Workout 18.3. After last week’s heavy two-parter,

CrossFit Games

CrossFit® Open Workout 18.2 Announced

Last week, CrossFit Open Workout 18.1 featured a new movement, incredible performances, and score changes that dramatically shook up the leaderboard. This week, two of the sport’s best joined Games Director Dave Castro

CrossFit Games

18.1 CrossFit® Open Workout Announced

And so it has begun. The 2018 CrossFit Open is underway, and CrossFit Games Director Dave Castro has certainly started off the competition on an exciting foot. Open Workout 18.1 is an AMRAP


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