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Madison says goodbye to the CrossFit Games

Last week, Madison hosted the 2023 CrossFit Games. Here’s the rundown on winners, workouts, and what’s next for the fittest on Earth.

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CrossFit athletes beat the heat during the outdoor events. | Photo by 608today

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Last week, Madison hosted the 2023 CrossFit Games.

Fast facts

  • 14,000 — average daily attendees
  • 450 — participating athletes
  • Fittest woman — Laura Horvath
  • Fittest man — Jeffrey Adler
  • Fittest team — CrossFit Invictus


Here are a few workouts exhibited at this year’s games to try out at your CrossFit Gym:

Olympic Total, for load
1-rep-max snatch
1-rep-max clean and jerk

Helena, for time
400-meter run
12 bar muscle-ups
21 dumbbell snatches

Complete as many laps as possible in 40 minutes on a mountain bike. One lap = 2,400 meters on the bike, and 200 meters off the bike.

What’s next for the CrossFit Games?

ICYMI, the CrossFit Games has had quite the back-and-forth with Madison when it comes to future hosting opportunities.

Fall of last year, CrossFit named Birmingham, Alabama as the 2024 host. Then in January, it was announced that the games would actually be staying in Madison.

Most recently, organizers released a statement rescinding Madison’s hosting title, promising a host city announcement sometime after the games wrap up. So, stay tuned.

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