Form left - Ben Thompson, Bailey Rogers, and Richard
Laming. Photo supplied.
Dunedin athletes competed with distinction at a Crossfit
event in Auckland over the weekend.
The Auckland Crossfit games attracted more than 60 male and
25 female athletes from around the country. Competitors were
forced to go through a variety of exercises, slotted into
seven separate events.
These included running, weightlifting and pushing a shed as
all-round fitness was truly challenged.
The event is the closest thing to a national championships
for athletes who work out at Crossfit gyms.
A Dunedin personal trainer, Ben Thompson (24), won the final
round of the event and finished second overall, just pipped
by Aaron James, of Palmerston North.
James is a former Manawatu rugby player.
Close behind Thompson in third place was another Dunedin
athlete, Richard Laming (21), who was second in the final
Laming, a University of Otago student, pushed Thompson the
whole way and showed good strength throughout the two days.
In the women's grade, University of Otago student Bailey
Rogers gained second placing overall, finishing just behind
Kate Mitchell, of Auckland.
Rogers (21) was a clear second, well clear of third
place-getter Jenn James, of Manawatu.