CrossFit Games sees good fit in Madison

Madison has landed the five-day CrossFit Games, a unique competition designed to determine the fittest man, woman, and team. The winners will share a $2.4 million prize purse.

The event, which typically involves a festival and participatory events for the public, as well as competitors, has been held in California for the past 10 years. In 2017, it moves to the Alliant Energy Center in Madison.

Unique to this competition is an element of surprise, where athletes won’t know in advance the details of the competition they’ll be participating in until hours or moments before, so they can’t train or strategize ahead of time.

The CrossFit games will kick off in Madison on Aug. 1, and be held here in 2018 and 2019, as well.