There are a lot of motivating factors driving the athletes to perform well at the 2021 CrossFit Games. Apart from the glory of standing atop the CrossFit podium and earning the title of Fittest On Earth®, one could argue there are over 2.5 million reasons for this year’s class of athletes to push themselves to the limit.
Leading up to the 2021 CrossFit Games, a new season structure was developed (including Quarterfinals and Semifinals), new competition categories — including the new Adaptive Division, and now, the 2021 NOBULL CrossFit Games will feature the largest amount of prize money in history — $2.5 million dollars.
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On June 3, 2021, CrossFit HQ released the prize money breakdown for the 2021 Games. Now that the Games are entering into the final day of competition, the $2.5 million dollars that will be handed out across multiple divisions is becoming more and more real. Here’s how the prize money offerings will be split up.
[Related: Live Results and Leaderboard from the 2021 CrossFit Games]
Here’s how much each of the top athletes in four categories will take home at the Games.
In addition to the official purse, there’s another cash prize incentivizing athletes from the sidelines. Previous Games sponsor, Reebok, announced that they would offer a bonus prize to every event winner throughout the 2021 CrossFit Games.
In order to be eligible for the bonus, Reebok stated that athletes must sign a participation agreement and wear qualifying Reebok footwear during the event.
The CrossFit Games is entering the final day of competition, and four-time champion, Tia-Clair Toomey-Orr, holds a commanding lead atop the women’s group, while Justin Medeiros leads the men’s group. Whoever claims the title of Fittest On Earth® will also earn $310,000. As the standings solidify, every improvement an athlete can make on the leaderboard means a little more money in their pocket. On the other hand, every mistake will cost them a pretty penny.
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