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A sense of history shaped the 2020 CrossFit Games, both the rich history of the event and the historic performances on the competition grounds. It began on Friday at the Aromas, California ranch where CrossFitters and the location of the original CrossFit Games were sanctified in 2007. The athletes participated in workouts that celebrated the first games events this year. But attention soon shifted to record breaking feats and the making of history when Mat Fraser and Tia-Clair Toomey proved on Sunday afternoon that they are not only the best athletes in the world in 2020, but the best athletes in history too.
(Full payouts with event winnings)
- Mathew Fraser – 1150 | Tia-Clair Toomey – 1025
- Samuel Kwant – 605 | Katrin Davidsdottir – 665
- Justin Medeiros – 560 | Kari Pearce – 585
- ah Ohlsen – 540 | Haley Adams – 560
- Jeffrey Adler – 505 | Brooke Wells – 525
Beginner of the year: Justin Medeiros
Spirit of Games: Katrin Davidsdottir
A big thing: With their dominant performances at the 2020 CrossFit Games and in previous years, Mat Fraser and Tia-Clair Toomey cemented their position as the greatest male and female CrossFit athletes of all time.
Mat Fraser's victory was reminiscent of of some of the most dominant performances in sporting history and secured his spot as the most successful CrossFit individual athlete of all time.
- Seven straight podium places.
- Five Straight CrossFit Games championships.
- Most event wins by an athlete with 29 event wins in their career.
- Five Straight Regionals Championships.
- Four open championships and the only athlete to have won three consecutive openings.
- The only athlete besides Tia-Clair Toomey and Rich Froning to win an entire day of the event at the Games.
- Most consecutive event wins by a male athlete, with six consecutive event wins achieved only by his training partner, Tia-Clair Toomey.
- Most events win in a single game of ten.
- Mat Fraser has never lost a live competition since winning the CrossFit Games in 2016.
- The only male athlete who never left first place during the entire game weekend.
Behind the victories: With the exception of two events, Fraser finished every other event 11.9% faster than its competitors. He finished the race with the broadest score in CrossFit history, finishing 545 points ahead of runner-up Samuel Kwant, making his first place above them even more impressive.
Tia-Clair Toomey tracks not far behind, and in her performance this weekend, it further shows that she is the most dominant CrossFit athlete in history. Here are the facts:
- Six podium places in a row.
- Four consecutive CrossFit Games wins.
- Most event victories of all female athletes with 24 event victories. The next best woman is Katrin Davidsdottir with 14 event wins.
- Most consecutive event victories by a female athlete achieved only by her male colleague Mat Fraser.
- Toomey hasn't lost a live competition since winning the 2017 Games.
Behind the victories: t only has Toomey beaten at least one male athlete in all but three competitions this weekend, but has also been an average of 12% faster than her female competitors in the nine competitions she has won.
Get fit and fitter: Toomey and Fraser's dominance in performance will go down in CrossFit Games history. Despite what CrossFits Sporting Director Dave Castro suggested as the toughest CrossFit games to date, Toomey and Fraser rose to the challenge and proved they are bigger, faster and stronger than ever before. t only did they defeat their competitors, but also their own past accomplishments.
- In the "Speed Snatch Ladder" Fraser increased the weight he lifted throughout the course of the event by nine pounds per minute and improved his overall performance by 107%.
- Mat Fraser increased his walking speed in a handstand by 26%, a 300-foot course 21 seconds faster than a 280-foot course in 2016.
- Toomey increased her CrossFit total by 15 pounds as of 2018, securing the heaviest female total for the second time.
- Toomey walked on their hands 47% faster than in 2016 In the Handstand Walk Sprint event, she completed a 300-foot handstand walk 46.48 seconds faster than a 280-foot handstand walk four years ago.
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The best field so far: Toomey and Fraser's dominance over the crowd isn't due to a lack of competition. In fact, this year's pool of athletes was among the best to date.
- Kari Pearce finished Atalanta, an amalgamation of Murph and Mary in 47: 56.58, just two minutes and 13 seconds slower than Champion Katrin Davidsdottir's Murph time this year and just under five minutes faster than Champion Tia-Clair Toomey's Murph time from 2015.
- Brooke Wells ran 31.67% faster on her hands than the 2016 Handstand Sprint Walk event winner, Katrin Davidsdottir, runs at a speed of 3.7 meters compared to the 2016 fastest handstand walker speed of 2.81 meters per second.
- On the men's side Justin Medeiros and ah Ohlsen kept a faster pace at the handstand walk event this year than the winner of the 2016 handstand walk event, Jacob Heppner, at 0.58 and 0.12 meters per second, respectively.
- ah Ohlsen has increased his CrossFit total by £ 10 in the past two years From the first time we saw the event at the CrossFit Games 2018.
The future is best: At this point, it's clear that Toomey and Fraser are in a league of their own. As commentator Sean Woodland put it, there are few things in life that are certain: "Death, Taxes, and Mat Fraser". w it is up to the rest of the field to rise to the challenge and take it on. This weekend highlighted part of the future of the sport.
- Samuel Kwant, the most underrated athlete this yearAt the age of just 24, he took second place. But he has proven that he cannot be overlooked when he went to “Swim & # 39; N & # 39; Stuff ”took on Fraser, beating him in two of the four intervals and almost scoring an event win ten seconds.
- Justin Medeiros may have been a newbie this year. but at the age of 21 he proved his skills Keep up with Fraser for a good portion of the infamous “Ranch Loop” event, and in some places even before it.
- At 19, Haley Adams is the girl Rich Froning saw himself in and took over as a protégé in Cookeville, TN last year. Adams proved a legitimate podium contender in her sophomore year at the Games, pushing Toomey at several events and beating her in the handstand sprint.
The bottom line: 2020 made it clear that Toomey and Fraser are the best athletes in history. When asked by Niki Brazier if she felt safe calling herself the fittest woman in history, Toomey replied that after this year she now feels safe to say so. And Fraser has silenced critics who made his G.O.A.T. Status against Rich Froning in the history books.