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Froning and LeBlanc-Bazinet Crowned 2014 CrossFit Games "Fittest on Earth™"

Carson, CA (July 25th – 27th, 2014) - On Sunday, Rich Froning, claimed the title as the “Fittest Man on Earth” and won his fourth consecutive CrossFit Games championship, while Camille LeBlanc-Bazinet won her first and was crowned “Fittest Woman on Earth”.

Froning claimed first place in all three events on Sunday after dropping to fifth place on Saturday. In 13 events, he finished in the top 10 eight times and won by 50 points. Matt Fraser of the Northeast region finished second and Northern California favorite Jason Khalipa came in third place. 

LeBlanc-Bazinet claimed her first win in the CrossFit Games as she headed into Sunday’s events with a 100-point lead after earning three top-10 finishes in the first five events. Former two-time champ Annie Thorisdottir claimed second place and Julie Foucher followed in third.

“We are thrilled to have played a small role in Reebok’s Title Sponsorship of the CrossFit Games these last four years and are continually amazed by the commitment, hard work and dedication of the men and women who participate, said Peter Hurley, President of Synergy.” “These truly are the fittest athletes on earth and Rich’s four peat is an incredible feat.”

About the CrossFit Games

The season begins with the worldwide Open competition which consists of five workouts over five weeks, where everyone is invited to compete. Here, individuals post their results and times online. The Open’s top athletes in each of the 17 regions advance to the next stage of the competition, the Regionals, a three-day, live competition.

Those who compete in the Regionals advanced as the top individuals from their regions into the final stage, the Games. Roughly 100 of the fittest men and women take on a series of athletic events and unforeseen challenges which could include an array of workouts such as climbing, running, squats, sprints, swimming which test the strength of these athletes. The top man and woman to acquire the most points from the 13 different events are be crowned the “Fittest on Earth™.”  

 

 

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