CrossFit Games Athlete Jonne Koski Announces Withdrawal From Filthy 150

Unfortunate news from one of the top athletes competing at the CrossFit Filthy 150.

Earlier today, 5-time CrossFit Games athlete Jonne Koski announced that he had to withdraw from the CrossFit Filthy 150 Sanctionals competition due to food poisoning. 

In his Instagram post’s description Koski writes, 

“Unfortunately I had to withdraw from @filthy150 today due to a pretty bad food poisoning I got yesterday. I was excited to get the sanctional season started here in Ireland but have to put health in first and shift focus to @dxbfitnesschamp in December. Good luck to all the fellow competitors. The events looks fun”

In his Instagram post’s description, Koski points out that he’ll now be directing his attention to the Dubai CrossFit Championship, which is taking on December 11th and running through the 14th. The Dubai CrossFit Championship is the third Sanctionals competition out of the 28 that we’ll get to see see this season. 

While it’s unfortunate Koski can’t compete at the CrossFit Filthy 150 this weekend, he doesn’t have too much to worry about in regard to qualifying for the 2020 Reebok CrossFit Games. This year, he finished 12th overall for the 2020 CrossFit Open, and is currently sitting as the national champion for Finland.

If we look at some of Koski’s previous competition years, we’d have to say he’s sitting in a pretty good place right now. The only other time he’s finished higher than 12th in the CrossFit Open was in 2017 when he took home 9th place overall at both the Open and the Games (his highest finish to date). 

View this post on Instagram

Sometimes you win some sometimes you lose some… This years CrossFit games was disappointing in terms of placement but it was also a big opportunity to learn… . l came into the competition feeling great but things didn’t go as I hoped and after a very bad day 2 I had to pay for it and get cut after the 4th event in 37th place. It’s a brutal new system with the cuts and it leaves no room for mistakes. I can only blame myself for the bad performances, suck it up and get back to work to fix them for next year. . Regardless of the end result, I was proud to be back on the field carrying the Finnish flag and had a blast racing against the best again after a year off. . I want to thank everyone who came to support and cheer for us. Thanks to my sponsors for making this possible year after year. I can also never thank @murdokki enough for the continous help. 5th CrossFit Games we’ve done together and hopefully many more to come. . Will be back next year and will be better! . @niketraining @roguefitness @redbullsuomi @foodspring_athletics

A post shared by Jonne Koski (@jonnekoski) on

CrossFit Filthy 150

If you’re late to the party, the CrossFit Filthy 150 kicked off today in Ireland and runs through Sunday, November 24th. This CrossFit Sanctionals competition is hosting handfuls of big named athletes, and it’s streaming live on the Filthy 150’s YouTube channel. 

If you’re interested in tuning-in, or checking out some of the additional information, then check out our Filthy 150 article!

Jonne Koski FAQs

How many times has Jonne Koski been to the Reebok CrossFit Games?

Jonne Koski has competed at the Reebok CrossFit Games five times. His best finish to date was 9th in 2017 and 2015.

Feature image from @jonnekoski Instagram page.