"I really enjoy the long, mind-fuck WODs, where it comes down to sheer determination to keep going."
On Friday, May 16, New Zealander Zach Morton-Adair will compete at the WIN Entertainment Centre in Wollongong, Australia, in his second straight individual appearance at the Australia Regional.
The 23-year-old qualified for the second phase of this year’s CrossFit Games Season after finishing the 2014 Open in sixth place in region.
During five weeks of the Open, Morton-Adair showed very few weaknesses with consistent performances in all workouts. His best finish was 14th in 14.4, while his worst performance was in the deadlift/box jump couplet of 14.3, where he finished in 27th place.
Growing up in the seaside town of Mount Maunganui in New Zealand, Morton-Adair spent his junior days competing in swimming and surf-lifesaving. As he became older, he found a passion for weight training with more traditional bodybuilding routines.
“I was pretty much a gym rat before I found CrossFit,” he said.