The HYROX Virtual Championships of Fitness brought together 3,000 participants from over 40 countries to compete against each other. After 5 workouts in 3 weeks, 750,000 burpees were completed for Laureus Sport for Good, which is an organization that helps underprivileged children by uniting them through sports.
After a tough 3 weeks, the top 4 men and women from the Equipment category were brought together via livestream to compete against each other in the Grand Final, hosted by Moritz Fürste and Florian Teatiu. Matt B. Davis also joined the competition to talk about Obstacle Course Racing and how the VCF has been an exciting, new race to try as the industry is affected by COVID-19.
The top 3 of each division were competing for prize money: 1st place- $3,000, 2nd place- $1,250, 3rd place- $750, and 4th place received a season pass for HYROX 2021 events! Each athlete had to complete a 5k row, 150 wall balls, and 50 dumbbell burpee deadlifts jump over the rower for the fastest time. All athletes could complete the distance and reps however they wanted in regards to their game plan and technique as long as they finished all the workouts to the movement standards.
The top 4 women that qualified for the VCF Grand Final were Lauren Weeks (US), Eher Schuerch (US), Sarah Kholti (Germany) and Morgan Schulz (US). After a neck-and-neck race between the four women, Ehea took the title followed by Sarah, Lauren and Morgan.
The top 4 men that qualified for the VCF Grand Final were Lukas Storath (Germany), Chris Woolley (Australia), Markus Frison (Germany) and Norbert Váncsodi (Hungary). After an unbelievable performance by all the men, Markus finished in first place followed by Lukas, Chris and Norbert.