More than 68,500 athletes have registered to compete in the 2012 Reebok CrossFit Games Open. The CrossFit community has come out in record-breaking numbers, more than doubling the participation in 2011.
With more competitors than ever before, we’re seeing some new names at the top of the Leaderboard.
Unknowns Danila Shokhin (Russia) and Scott Panchik (Central East, USA) posted the world’s best male performances with 161 burpees in just seven minutes.
Although we’re seeing new names, some vets are holding on tight to the top spots.
2010 CrossFit Games champion and last year’s 2nd place finisher, Kristan Clever (Southern California, USA), has returned to the top of the worldwide standings with 143 burpees.
2011 CrossFit Games champions, Annie Thorisdottir and Rich Froning, took 42nd (128 burpees) and 34th (141 burpees), respectively, in the worldwide standings for Open Workout 12.1.
Each Wednesday we will release a new workout at 5 p.m. PT. Athletes will have until Sunday at 5 p.m. PT to complete the workout and submit their result on the Games site.
Affiliates will have the next two days to validate their athletes’ submitted results (validation closes on Tuesday at 5 p.m. PT).
Unlike last year, affiliate score validation has a deadline. Affiliates, you must validate your athletes’ score submissions before Tuesday at 5 p.m. PT.
Competitors, the Leaderboard will remain in flux between Sunday and Tuesday. To learn your official ranking on a week’s workout, return to the Games site at 5 p.m. each Tuesday.
One workout down, four to go. Make sure to come back tomorrow at 5 p.m. PT to find out what’s in store for Open Workout 12.2!