The Masters competition kicks off on Tuesday. Sunday, the the Masters athletes got checked-in, received their gear and are ready to go.
Every heat of every event will stream live on Games.CrossFit.com.
Ron Gellis, 65, is competing in his third year at the CrossFit Games. Here, he discusses how much he loves CrossFit and competing in the Masters competition.
Gellis sits in 13th place after the first two events. Watch the free, live Masters feed.
Masters competitor Bob LeFavi works as a professor of sports medicine.
"I know that in academia, a lot of the researchers don't give CrossFit a lot of credence, and it's 'cause they don't understand it," he says.
After growing bored of a mundane gym routine, LeFavi found CrossFit. Now, he predicts CrossFit will prompt research among the academic community and "redefine aging."
First-time Games competitor Christine Watts is loving every minute of her experience at the Games. Competing in the Masters 40-44 Division, Watts says she's happy there is an age group she can be a contender in.
Stephanie Needham from Victoria, B.C., competed at the CrossFit Games in the Masters 55-59 Division. The former mixed martial artist tell us her journey to the CrossFit Games.
"The Open came along and I was just so excited to do it," she says. "I just got a little better every year until I made it."
Video by Gary Roberts.
Since 2011, Lisa Long and her daughter were hoping to both qualify for the CrossFit Games and experience the competition together. But life got in the way and Long went alone, finishing ninth in the 50-54 Masters division that year.
This year, however, was different.
Both mother and daughter competed at the Games.
“It’s heaven, a little slice of heaven,” Long says. “It is a beautiful thing to be here with her.”