Understandably, there was some curiosity and even concern over how the 2020 CrossFit Games would shape up, considering the pandemic and the strange circumstances that HQ has had to work with. But in recent days, as the events have slowly been released, they’ve made it clear: Like every other year, we can expect a nail-biting show.

We now know what to expect for Event 6, and it’s going to be a good one for testing strategy, speed, and endurance.

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#Repost @crossfitgames with @get_repost ・・・ 2020 Reebok CrossFit Games Event 6, presented by @Whoop Who is your pick to win this event? Final five women: @tiaclair1 🇦🇺 @brookewellss 🇺🇸 @haleyadamssss 🇺🇸 @katrintanja 🇮🇸 @karipearcecrossfit 🇺🇸 Final five men: @mathewfras 🇺🇸 @nohlsen 🇺🇸 @justin_medeiros34 🇺🇸 @samuelkwant 🇺🇸 @adlerjeff 🇨🇦 Every event of the final stage will stream live across Pluto TV, games.crossfit.com, and CrossFit’s Facebook and YouTube channels. Coverage begins Oct. 23. Learn more through the link in bio. @aenisler — #CrossFitGames #CrossFit #Fitness #Sponsored #FittestonEarth #Sports #SportofFitness #CrossFitAffiliates @crossfitaffiliates

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Head judge Adrian Bozman explained what Dave Castro was going for in this event, and the thought process behind it.

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“What @thedavecastro was looking for was a test that was going to be pretty fast, kind of a sprint-style event but with one of his favorite things to do, which is force the athletes to make a decision: Can I hold on and do these completely unbroken or do I have to kind of respect where I have to take a break in order to come out with a fast time … . He likes playing with that line.”  Head Judge and @CrossFitTraining Senior Content Developer @apbozman breaks down Event 6 of the 2020 Reebok CrossFit Games. The 2020 Games begin Friday, Oct. 23. Visit the link in bio to learn how to watch and mark your calendar. #CrossFitGames  Learn more about @CrossFit at CrossFit.com. 🎥 @mattbischel @bluckett123 @saxon_panchik — #CrossFit #CrossFitGames #Fitness #Workout #CrossFitTraining #FittestonEarth #CrossFitAffiliates #Sports #weightlifting #lunges

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What’s cool about this event — something that the trail run and corn sack sprint don’t really have — is that athletes might have to make a choice: To break up reps, or attempt to go unbroken. With the caliber of competitors we’re looking at, one quick break can mean the difference between landing on the podium and going home empty-handed.

What do you think of Event 6?

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