At the conclusion of the 2020 Reebok CrossFit Games Open in October, CrossFit Inc. will find the fittest man and woman in every eligible country participating in the worldwide CrossFit Open and crown them national champions.
National champions automatically qualify for the 2020 Reebok CrossFit Games, held in August in Madison, WI. There, national champions will have the chance to compete with other Games athletes for $1.6 million and the title of Fittest on Earth.
The CrossFit Games Open will take place from Oct. 10, 2019, to Nov. 11, 2019, Every week athletes will complete a workout designed by CrossFit, Inc. to test cardiovascular/respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, coordination, agility, balance, and accuracy.
Upon completion of the Open, the top 20 athletes worldwide, as well as the first-place male and female competitors from each eligible country, will earn invitations to compete at the 2020 Reebok CrossFit Games.
Athletes arrive in Madison with almost no knowledge of the actual events, so their training has to cover a wider range of activities than any other professional sport. They are ranked during competition with their peers, and the winners are crowned Fittest on Earth after proving their fitness in a series of diverse events over the course of several days. The 2020 event will be the 13th annual edition of the CrossFit Games and the largest field of individual athletes ever. The total purse this year is more than $2.3 million.
The 2020 season will mark the second year in which CrossFit, Inc. awards the first-place man and woman in every eligible nation worldwide the opportunity to compete at the CrossFit Games.
In 2019, CrossFit crowned a total of 232 national champions hailing from 123 different countries. On Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, the first day of competition in Madison, Wisconsin, 143 men and 117 women representing 114 countries took the field, becoming the most diverse field of athletes the CrossFit Games had ever seen.