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Mat Fraser Wins Event 1 of Dubai CrossFit Championship

The 2018 CrossFit season has officially begun!

3x CrossFit Games Champion Mat Fraser is off to a strong start with a first place finish in Event 1 of the The Dubai CrossFit Championship.

The event was as follows:

DUBAI CROSSFIT CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT 1

For Time (15 Minute Time Cap)

21 – 15 – 9

  • Dual KB Snatch 24 kg / 16 kg
  • Dual KB Front Squat 24 kg / 16 kg
  • 350m swim

Matt McLeod, Alex Kotoulas and BK Karl Gudmundsson (winner of the Dubai Fitness Championship last year) also put in impressive performances. 

In event 2, rough seas pushed Mat Fraser back into 9th position, allowing BK and the athletes above to pass him on the leaderboard. Check out the full standings below. 

DUBAI CROSSFIT CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT 2

For Time (15 Minute Time Cap)

  • 800m Assault Air Runner
  • 350m swim

MALE LEADERBOARD AFTER 2 EVENTS

Dubai CrossFIt Championship

Leaderboard

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The Dubai CrossFit® Championship is a four-day CrossFit, Inc.-sanctioned competition taking place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates with the goal of bringing together individual and team athletes from around the world to compete in the spirit of fitness.

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“Wait where are we swimming to? Which buoy?” Travis Mayer, Mat Fraser and senior event advisor Diego Centeno discuss just how far they will be swimming. . Event 1 kicks off the 2019 CrossFit Games season. “Arabian Gulf Swim” 21 – 15 – 9 Dual KB Snatch 24 kg / 16 kg Dual KB Front Squat 24 kg / 16 kg Then 350m swim Come and see it live. General admission tickets for the 2018 Dubai CrossFit®️Championship can be purchased online via the link in bio 🔗 or at the venue: – Single day pass 30 AED – Two day pass 50 AED – Two day VIP pass 200 AED (includes finger food and soft drinks) December 12 – Jumeirah Al Qaser Hotel Layali Beach December 13 – Al Marmoon Desert Preserve December 14 – Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium December 15 – Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium #DubaiCrossfitChampionship

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The Dubai CrossFit® Championship (DCC) previously known as DFC has been attracting athletes of the highest caliber since its initiation in 2012, and continues to provide the excitement and challenge sought by athletes internationally.

HISTORY OF THE DUBAI CROSSFIT CHAMPIONSHIP

2018

The Dubai CrossFit® Championship is the first CrossFit®, Inc. – sanctioned event in the world rewarding the first place male, female and team competitors with a qualification to the 2019 Rebook CrossFit Games®.

2016 – 2017

Expanding on the previous success of the event, the introduction of the online qualifier allowed the Dubai CrossFit® Championship to reach more athletes than ever before. In 2017 we welcomed a total of 72 athletes from 19 different countries representing four continents, including 32 CrossFit Games® athletes.

2012 – 2015

Prior to the online qualifier athletes were required to travel to Dubai and compete across multiple gyms and venues to earn a spot to the finals a week later which provided a great platform for the local fitness community to thrive and compete amongst themselves and set the stage for the years to come.