Outdoor & Extreme: Crossfit & Strongman

Welcome to the South China Morning Post's coverage of the inaugural Asia CrossFit Championship, live from Shanghai's Luwan Gymnasium. We'll have live streams of all the events, as well as highlights, results, photos, updated leader boards and plenty of on-the-ground coverage from our man Patrick Blennerhassett.


Tax expert and mum of three Tobey Hill gets up at 5am every weekday do to CrossFit before work, an activity that has helped her build strength, confidence – and an active family


After high-end mixed martial arts club where boxing legend Manny Pacquiao trained shutters its Hong Kong gyms, members collect belongings and and say they’ll miss the Epic community as they fill in liquidators’ claim forms

The Nan Fung Group director and gym co-owner, who recently launched a community health initiative, tells us how she got the fitness bug, how she stays in shape and how to squeeze exercise into your day

Andrew Lauterstein won three medals at the Beijing Olympics, overtrained as he sought to save his swimming career, then discovered CrossFit and, as he tells Sarah Lazarus, learned to be good at several things rather than excelling at one