January 6, 2019
Hendel, Hobart & Malleolo to Program Asia Sanctionals Event
By Sarah Corda of Reebok
Three veteran Games athletes are programming China's first sanctioned CrossFit event.
Three veteran Games athletes are programming China's first sanctioned CrossFit event.

Earlier this year, CrossFit revealed a new means for athletes to earn an invitation to the 2019 Reebok CrossFit Games—Sanctionals. Each Sanctionals event will award the first place male, female and team finishers with invitations to compete at the Games this August in Madison, Wisconsin.

Thus far, 15 Sanctionals have been announced for 2019, and with these announcements, we’re seeing familiar names take on new roles in the community—programmers. Veteran Games athletes Spencer Hendel, James Hobart and Austin Malleolo will be programming the Asia CrossFit Championship, set to take place in China this April, and two-time Fittest Woman on Earth Annie Thorisdottir will serve as the Championship Director for May’s Reykjavik CrossFit Championship.

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