CrossFit has been getting its fair share of headlines lately, and not for the best reasons. Mainly, we’re talking about that little thing where (former) CEO Greg Glassman hurt and offended a lot of people, subsequently stepping down as CEO and retiring. Dave Castro stepped up as CEO, promising to do good by affiliates, athletes, and the community in general.
But it doesn’t end there.
The CrossFit Games took to Instagram to post an interesting message from Castro, revealing that this will be the last Games he programs, and the role could go to none other than Rich Froning in the future.
Oddly, Froning said that this was the first he heard of the idea.
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I spoke with Rich this morning about Dave’s tweet last night. Here’s what he had to say: “I consider Dave a friend, and actually a good friend. The statement about me programming made on the CrossFit Games athlete call was the first time I had heard anything about it. While it is a dream job and honestly one of the highest honors I could hold or ever be awarded in the sport, I think there is a way bigger issue that needs to be handled right now and that’s the community and the affiliates.”
Surprising? Yes. Unreasonable? Probably not. Froning, one of the fittest men in the world, knows a thing or two about CrossFit. He’s one of the most famous names in the sport and well-liked by the community. If anyone can stand up to the job, he can.
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