Breaking: Mat Fraser Receives Penalty in Ruck Run

Mat Fraser was assessed a penalty on Day 2 of the 2019 Reebok CrossFit Games

CrossFit HQ just announced that three-time Reebok CrossFit champion Mat Fraser has been given a 60-second penalty during the Ruck run event. The Ruck run kicked off the event action on Friday in Madison, Wisconsin and was a 6,000-meter run with weighted bags. Athletes had to run four laps of a 1,500-meter course and add weight each lap. The bags weighed 20, 30, 40, and 50 lbs.

On Fraser’s final turn of the run, one bag fell out. He continued through to the finish without the bag. After CrossFit HQ reviewed the run, Fraser was given a 60-second penalty. His time before the penalty was 24:50.09, but now it is 25:50.09.

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What this means is that Fraser finishes the Ruck run event in 17th place. The top three men from the Ruck run were:

  • Lukas Hogberg (24:00.59)
  • Joshua Wichtrup (24:19.97)
  • Uldis Upenieks (24:36.91)

The men’s individual compeition is heating up on Day 2, and the leaderboard is getting smaller as the day goes on. Following the Ruck run the men competed in a Sprint Couplet for time and Matt Mcleod won the event with a time of 1:27.30.

As it stands the overall men’s ranking top 10 looks like this:

  1. Mat Fraser (311 points)
  2. Noah Ohlsen (309 points)
  3. James Newbury (308 points)
  4. Adrian Mundwiler (276 points)
  5. Jacob Heppner (272 points)
  6. Samuel Kwant (271 points
  7. Scott Panchick (267 points)
  8. Cole Sager (263 points)
  9. Lukas Hogberg (260 points)
  10. Bjorgvin Karl Gudmundsson (255 points)

Featured image from @mathewfras Instagram page.

Celia Balf

Celia Balf

Celia is a Staff News Writer at BarBend. At the BarBend office, you can find Celia writing news stories covering the largest strength sport competitions in the world, in-depth features with world record-holders, big lifts, and everything in-between. Celia also orchestrates and helps create content for the BarBend social media pages. She is a former Division 1 soccer player turned content producer and sports journalist.

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