Jeffrey Adler is the Fittest Man on Earth®. The ultimate day of the 2023 CrossFit Video games in Madison, WI, from August 1-6, noticed the Canadian CrossFitter end the comeback he mounted on the penultimate day of competitors to assert the Video games throne.
The 2023 Video games have been Adler’s fifth profession look on CrossFit’s grandest stage. He’d beforehand completed within the prime 5 twice — fifth in 2020 and 2022.
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2023 CrossFit Video games | Jeffrey Adler Performances
Take a look at Adler’s whole efficiency on the 2023 CrossFit Video games under:
- Occasion 1 “Journey” — Second Place
- Occasion 2“Pig Chipper” — twenty fifth Place
- Occasion 3“Inverted Medley” — fifteenth Place
- Occasion 4 “The Alpaca Redux” — Eighth Place
- Occasion 5 “Ski Bag” — Eighth Place
- Occasion 6 “Helena” — First Place
- Occasion 7 “Cross-Nation 5K” — Second Place
- Occasion 8 “Intervals” — Seventh Place
- Occasion 9 “Olympic Whole” — Fourth Place
- Occasion 10 “Muscle-Up Logs” — First Place
- Occasion 11 “Parallel-Bar Pull” — Seventh Place
- Occasion 12 “Echo Thruster Last” — Fifth Place
Jeffrey Adler | Occasion-by-Occasion Recap
Adler kicked off the Video games with a runner-up end to Jonne Koski in Occasion One. After the remainder of the primary day, comprised of a end within the backside half of the sphere in Occasion Two and a middling end in Occasion Three, a prime leaderboard spot for Adler appeared out of attain. However the Video games are a marathon, not a dash.
It was throughout day two of Particular person competitors that Adler started to mount his comeback: He scored back-to-back eighth-place finishes in Occasions 4 and 5, adopted by his first win of the 2023 Video games in Occasion Six.
Getting into the weekend, it appeared like a two-horse race between Adler and Roman Khrennikov, who’d led the Males’s division for almost all of the Video games as much as that time. Adler, a competitor recognized for his uncooked energy, made vital enhancements in coaching, illustrated by his second-place end within the 5k occasion.
Adler stayed towards the highest of the sphere for Saturday’s remaining occasions. He ranked seventh in Occasion Eight and fourth in Occasion 9, the place athletes needed to complete probably the most weight potential between the clear & jerk and snatch — an occasion Adler was anticipated to position nicely in. Aiding Adler’s rise to the highest was Khrennikov having his worst day of the competitors, rating seventeenth and sixteenth in Occasions Eight and 9, respectively.
Adler kicked off the last day of competitors together with his second win in Occasion 10. Sadly, Khrennikov suffered a foot damage on account of an ungainly touchdown over one of many logs in Occasion 10. Within the penultimate occasion, Khrennikov limped on the Coliseum flooring. He couldn’t apply stress to his left foot and carried out the double-unders and sled pulls on one leg. In consequence, he couldn’t end the exercise. Adler ranked seventh within the occasion.
Adler wore the chief’s jersey main into the ultimate occasion and was mathematically locked to be the Fittest Man on Earth® as Khrennikov wouldn’t be able to posting a prime end whereas injured.
An incredible comeback — blended with exceptional consistency and noticeable enhancements over his 2022 capabilities — from Day Two onward resulted in Adler profitable his first-ever CrossFit Video games title.
With this win, Adler is the second Canadian to win an Particular person Males’s title. The primary is James FitzGerald, who gained the inaugural CrossFit Video games in 2007. This victory additionally caps off a dominant season from Adler, who took house the highest spot at each the 2023 CrossFit Open and the North American East Semifinal earlier within the 12 months.
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