"Fittest in Dubai" is now available on iTunes, Vimeo and Emirates Airlines. More platforms coming soon!
Featuring Mathew Fraser, Samantha Briggs, Björgvin Karl Guðmundsson, Sara Sigmundsdóttir, Willy Georges, Jamie Green and Laura Horvath testing their strength on the beach, in the desert and under the stadium lights in beautiful Dubai.
This is the story of the very first CrossFit Sanctionals, which took place in Dubai in December 2018. Fittest in Dubai sets a new standard for fitness documentaries; the introduction alone is captivating and inspiring enough to make me want to be in Dubai for this year’s Finals. The spectacular shots of dramatic landscapes, stunning architecture of the city, and even some unexpected clips of wildlife string together the story of this competition which takes place in a location that is undoubtedly second to none. The striking first scenes help to visually explain why so many of the world’s fittest flock to Dubai year after year.
From the ocean on day one, to the desert on day two, to the tennis stadium for the remainder of the events, Fittest in Dubai, features athletes, coaches, event organizers, and analysts who shed light into what an experience like this can be like for each of them...
“It’s cool to use your fitness in something that is just in the nature.” Sara Sigmundsdottir
“You just got your teeth kicked it, and now we’re going to do it again.” Chase Ingraham
“Athletes are forced to adapt, some do that really well and some do not.” Tommy Marquez
“The next level is those who can pull it out on game day.” Jamie Greene
“I could not walk off the floor, that’s how bad that was. And then it got worse.” Streat Hoerner
“Survival mode; whatever you have to do to get across.” Sammy Moniz
“There’s absolutely no thinking; are you willing to suffer or not?” Bjorgvin Karl Gudmundsson
“These are basically superhumans.” Tommy Marquez
“Enemies on the floor when the clock starts; and then we’re friends right after.” Sara Sigmundsdottir
It’s difficult to see everything that happens over the course of a competition if you’re onsite, it’s even harder when trying to follow along online. Films like this give fans a behind the scenes look into some of the key storylines that would otherwise be unknown, or remain as questions in the minds of those who weren’t there with the athletes.