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New Zealand's Biggest Crossfit Event This Weekend

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New Zealand's Biggest Crossfit Event This Weekend

Friday 22 August

Final preparations are underway for The Wellington Cup CrossFit event this weekend.

The event takes place over 2 days, 23 and 24 August at the Kilbirnie Recreation Centre in Wellington and features top representatives from across New Zealand and Australia. Athletes will participate in a range of CrossFit workouts, completing high intensity combinations of gymnastics, weightlifting and endurance tests as both individuals and teams.

120 athletes are travelling from all over the country to partake in New Zealand's biggest CrossFit event. The event has an All Star team, with some of the World's best CrossFit athletes. Including Lauren Fisher from San Diego, Lucas Parker from Canada, Wes Piatt also from the USA, and New Zealand's own Ruth Anderson Horrell from Invercargill. Unfortunately, Lucas Parker had to pull out last minute due to injury. Lucky for Lucas Parker fans, the athlete is still coming to lend a hand.

The free position on the All Star team was made a competition and offered to New Zealand CrossFit athletes. They were to share why they deserved the elite spot and get as many Facebook 'likes' as they could over a short time period. "What a great opportunity for an aspiring athlete to compete with the the best of the best" says Wellington Cup Co-Director Alice Sciascia. The competition was won by Lefaotogi Paletasaia from Auckland, who said "I'll be inspired and motivated to learn more about CrossFit."

"This weekend we’ll see CrossFit athletes push the limits of athletic performance through this thriving sport" says Co-Director Mike Young, "It's something you don't want to miss."

Tickets are $20 a day and can be purchased on the door. if you want to check out the fastest growing fitness movement on the planet head along. There will be plenty to keep you entertained. Food and coffee available as well as a range of fitness merchandise and gear.

For all the coverage of The Wellington Cup check out the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/TheWellingtonCup


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