Wattbikes the surprise package at The CrossFit Games
Posted by Alex Skelton on Aug 01, 2011
It was all pretty hush hush really. We were really excited to be asked to provide Wattbikes for the CrossFit Games which finished yesterday in LA. Not only were we not allowed to tell anyone, not even our mothers, we also did not know what distance the races were going to be over. But we were excited.
We built up twenty new bikes and shipped them down the Home Depot Stadium in Carson, South Los Angeles, and Ben and Ian even flew in from the UK to assist over the three day weekend to make sure that everything went smoothly.
The CrossFit Games is the pinnacle of competition for CrossFitters who have been waiting to compete to find out who wins the title of The Fittest on Earth and the US$200,000 first prize, with 60 Open Men and 60 Open Women qualifying from all over the world.
The Wattbikes were a surprise addition to the games (for the competitors anyway) and they were used with both individuals and teams. The whole games were filmed by ESPN and posted on line at the CrossFit Games website. The events featuring the Wattbikes are: