Last updated on November 22nd, 2022 at 02:30 PM
HYROX, the World Series of Fitness Racing race celebrated a remarkable weekend with a number of global firsts for the mass participation event, which has seen growth of over 100% year-on-year. HYROX saw almost 8,000 athletes compete over the weekend in London (4,800 participants), Dallas (1,800 participants) and Hong Kong (1,200 participants) along with over 5,000 spectators.
HYROX is increasing its presence at major expo events with the largest square foot presence of any brand at the World’s Largest fitness expo FIBO in 2023.
Athletes complete the Sled Push in London – Credit HYROX
In London, over 4,500 athletes took part in the largest-ever single event for HYROX, held at the London ExCeL. The event sold out months in advance and had a 1,500-person waiting list for tickets, which fuelled the decision to expand the next London race to a 2-day event, at the iconic London Olympia in 2023.
Meanwhile, in Dallas over 1,800 athletes enjoyed racing at the Hilton Anatole, an increase in participation of over 100% on the same race last year.
HYROX CEO Christian Toetzke “This weekend is an important milestone in the development of HYROX as a global movement, notwithstanding the significant logistical challenges of hosting three large events on three different continents and three different timezones.
The overwhelming demand for spots, ranging from our most established races like London to first-time events like Hong Kong with over 1,000 participants, is significant for us.
We are developing a truly global community of enthusiastic athletes and passionate fans who recognise the quality of the events we run and trust us to execute an incredible athlete experience”
Elite 15 Racing:
Individual results from the weekend saw a number of qualification slots for Elite 15 racing spots change hands. The Elite 15 are the 15 fastest individual Pro times of the season (Male and Female), achieving an Elite 15 time grants the athlete the opportunity to compete at the Elite races in the European, North American and World Championships.
One to watch for this year, Tim Wenisch set down a statement of intent in the men’s elite field securing 4th in the Elite 15 standings with his performance in London, following up on his world record doubles time earlier in the year with Michael Sandbach, the young German looks prepared to challenge at the top end of the field this year.
Race Results from the weekend:
For more information, visit www.hyrox.com to sign up for a race or PFT