The fact that Dubai has its very own CrossFit-sanctioned event (taking place 12-15 December – full details here) is significant for a number of reasons. Not only does it bring the fittest athletes on the planet to the emirate, but it also gives the burgeoning community in Dubai the chance to show just how into the all-fitness discipline it is.
With Jumeriah Al Qasr, Al Marmon Conservation Reserve and the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium all playing host to the events set out across the three-day event, all nooks and crannies will be getting an insight into the incredible physical feats these remarkable athletes are capable of. And here are five reasons you should either get involved with the event, or the discipline itself.
- The Athletes
These guys are real-life incredible Hulks, without the anger. Matt Fraser, Sara Sigmundsdóttir and Ben Smith are regarded as the “fittest on earth”. For a reason. Running 6 minute miles and then squatting over 200kgs and then rowing a marathon — one after the other — is an almost physical unimaginable feat. But these guys do it all with ease. And they’re clean – something the CrossFit community prides itself on. (Ricky Garrard’s recent exposure as an athlete that doped saw him excommunicated from the community for life.)