What we know about the 2016 CrossFit Games so far

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We don't know much about the 2016 CrossFit Games yet - games director Dave Castro is keeping things pretty close to his chest this year. Here is what we have.

Event Dates (Australian viewing)

Masters and Teens competition: Wednesday 20th – Friday 22nd July

Team and Individual: Wednesday 20th – Monday 25th July (Potentially every day of the competition at this stage)

How and when to watch in Australia

The best place to catch all the CrossFit Games coverage is from games.crossfit.com – they will have all the current feeds on the home page of their website once the action begins. Alternatively, you will be able to find each of the streams separately on youtube.com/crossfit

Coverage each day will begin around 2am AEST and finish before 12pm AEST. If you are going to keep up with all the action live you better set your alarm clocks and prepare to become a zombie for at least a week.

The Workouts

The majority of the Masters and Teens workouts have already been released and can be found at games.crossfit.com/workouts/games. The Masters and Teens have 7 workouts over the 3 days with the final event yet to be announced.

Little is currently known about the workouts for the individuals and teams. Dave Castro has announced a couple of events via social media – here is what we have so far:


Dave announced that athletes will have to complete Murph, but it was never made clear if this was for the individuals or the teams although the presence of 6 weight vests in another Instagram post soon after might hint at the fact that it will be Team Murph.

Dave Castro announces Murph on Instagram

Weighted vests
Images courtesy Instagram.

Team Events 3 & 4

According to Dave’s Instagram the workouts will be a 21-15-9 Deadlift, Burpee couplet with 100-foot (30.48 metres) handstand walk at the end of each round

Team event 3 & 4
Image courtesy Instagram.

Team Event 9

No details – but there seems to be some people standing on the field of the soccer stadium or something?

Team event 9
Image courtesy Instagram.

Individual Event 11

Again according to Dave’s Instagram event 11 for the individuals will be a 280-foot (85.34 metres) handstand walk for time

Handstand walk for time
Image courtesy Instagram.

That's it!

And that’s it – that’s all we got so far. Keep an eye out this week on Dave Castro’s Instagram account (www.instagram.com/thedavecastro) and the CrossFit Games Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for more hints on what is to come in a little under a week.

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