The 2019 CrossFit Games prize money is US$300,000 (HK$2.3 million) for the winning male and female athletes, with prize money right the way down to 20th place. The CrossFit Games is taking place in Madison Wisconsin, from August 1 to 3.

CrossFit is a fitness sport. Athletes are told the day’s workout consists of at the last minute so they have no time to prepare. The various workouts can range from a 10km run to a one-rep max Olympic weight lift. Over the course of the weekend, competitors will have their strength, speed, gymnastics and endurance tested in the hope of winning the title Fittest on Earth.

Top Overall Finish – Individual Athletes (men and women)

First place: US$300,000

Second place: $115,000

Third place: $75,000

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Fourth place: $50,000

Fifth to eighth place: $35,000, $30,000, $27,000 and $25,000, respectively

Ninth to 20th place: $23,000, $21,000, $18,000, $16,000, $15,000, $14,000, $13,000, $12,000, $11,000, $10,000, $9,000 and $8,000, respectively

Tia-Clair Toomey is the women’s champion. Photo: Handout

Top Finish by Event – Individual Athletes (men and women)

First place: $3,000

Second place: $2,000

Third place: $1,000

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Top Overall Finish – Masters Athletes, 35-39 Division (men and women)

First place: $25,000

Second place: $10,000

Third place: $5,000

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Top Overall Finish – Masters Athletes (men and women, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60+ age divisions)  

First place: $10,000

Second place: $5,000

Third place: $3,000

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Top Overall Finish – Teams (prize per team)

First place: $100,000

Second place: $70,000

Third place: $40,000

Fourth place: $25,000