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6 Exciting Athletes to Watch at The CrossFit Meridian Regionals


Jason Smith, 34-year old veteran from South Africa, advanced from the first place in the Africa and Middle East, ending 34th in the world.


Last year the fittest man in Africa took eleventh place in Madison. It was his first appearance at the Games in a series of eight Regionals. Jason played soccer and rugby, and for ten years he did motor-cross plus bodybuilding style training in order to maintain strength.  Bodybuilding was the transition sport to CrossFit in 2008, when he tried the first workouts with his brother. He likes weightlifting movements, which is documented by his best lifts, especially 250 kg deadlift. Jason hopes that his success at the 2017 Games will attract more support to the sport of CrossFit in South Africa.


  • Age: 34
  • Height: 185 cm
  • Weight: 88 kg
  • Affiliate: CrossFit Kyalami
  • Back squat: 204 kg
  • C&J: 156 kg
  • Snatch: 138 kg
  • Deadlift: 250 kg
  • 400 m run: 1:05
  • 5 k run: 19:30

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