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The fittest man and woman on Earth…remain the fittest man and woman on Earth. The 2012 CrossFit Games season came to a conclusion this past weekend in Carson, California. After four days of competition and over a dozen events, Rich Froning and Annie Thorisdottir were crowned the winners. Both are repeat winners from last year – the first time this has happened in CrossFit Games history. Each took home $250,000 in prize money.
The Team competition prize was awarded to Hacks Pack Ute, from Ute CrossFit Sugarhouse in Salt Lake City, Utah. Special congratulations to the CrossFit Central Competitors team who finished in thirteenth place and were sponsored by Breaking Muscle. If you are interested to see how they trained for the Games, you can read their athlete journals.
The annual Spirit of the Games award was given to Deborah Cordner Carson. Carson dropped out of the 2011 Games when confronted with the ocean swim, due to her lack of confidence in the water. This year she qualified for the Games again and successfully completed the triathlon event of the first day.
- Rich Froning
- Matt Chan
- Kyle Kasperbauer
- Annie Thorisdottir
- Julie Foucher
- Talayna Fortunato
- Hack’s Pack Ute
- SPC CrossFit
- Diablo CrossFit Anejo
Winners in Previous Years
2011 – Rich Froning Jr., Annie Thorisdottir
2010 – Graham Holmberg, Kristan Clever
2009 – Mikko Salo, Tanya Wagner
2008 – Jason Khalipa, Caity Matter
2007 – James Fitzgerald, Jolie Gentry