Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The Future of Competitive Sport

Sport 2.0, Social Sport, I am seeing a really interesting approach to competitive sport. Crossfit is a strength and conditioning program where workouts posted daily on their site along with instructional videos, tips, stories and allows people to post their comments & results.

The Crossfit Games is an annual event that has regional and global events. For this year they have also launched the crossfit open for everyone. For $5 you can enter the competition and receive a workout every week for 6 weeks. To validate your score you either do it in an affiliated gym or video yourself and post it on the site for it to be moderated by other competitors.

20,000 people have registered.

I got my arse handed to me by their first workout and am currently languishing at around 60% of the field. decided to redo it after i had recovered, beat my score and then realized I hadn't pressed record. Ouch.