How it all started

What it has become

CrossFit has shown to be so successful, that even the U.S. and Canadian military have adopted CrossFit principles to their day-to-day training.

But the success doesn't stop there. Since 2007, Reebok started sponsoring a worldwide competition called The Crossfit Games with the purpose of finding the strongest and fittest person on earth.

The CrossFit Games are now transmitted on ESPN, and millions of viewers around the world watched the competition last year.

ESPN and Reebok signed a 10-year sponsorship of The CrossFit Games, increasing the size of the money awards to $1 million.

CrossFit Games

The CrossFit Games are divided into three categories:

This year, The Open stage took place from Feb. 22 to March 25. Regionals are from April 27 to May 27, and The Games are from July 13-15.