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BREAKING NEWS – Dubai Becomes First CrossFit Sanctioned Event to Replace Regionals


CrossFit, Inc. today announced the first-ever CrossFit-sanctioned event, the Dubai CrossFit Championship, a four-day, official CrossFit competition taking place Dec. 12-15, 2018, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The event will bring athletes from around the world together to compete for a spot at the CrossFit Games.

The announcement is part of recent changes designed to refocus CrossFit on its core mission of preventing and reversing chronic disease while expanding the opportunities for athletes to qualify for the CrossFit Games through sanctioned events.

“The Dubai CrossFit Championship marks the beginning of a new chapter for CrossFit,” said CrossFit Founder Greg Glassman. “The miracle of CrossFit happens in each one of our affiliates that help people get healthy and stay that way. Partnering with organizations like the folks in Dubai means we can really focus on that core mission. Through CrossFit-sanctioned events like the Dubai CrossFit Championship, we’ll be able to keep pace with the growth of this international sport.”

Stay tuned for additional announcements and the release of the 2019 Rulebook for details about the 2019 CrossFit Games season.


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