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Do you ever look at the top of the Open leaderboard on the strength or the power based events at the CrossFit Games and think why is it all American athletes. Then remember when CrossFit split Europe into North, Central and South and the North region was stacked with people high up that 2018 Open leaderboard.
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There's a simple explanation for why this may be. Sports in the USA are predominantly strength and power based, for example American Football, Baseball & Basket ball. You've got to move fast, you work fast for short periods then rest quite a lot. To have this power you've got to have a decent amount of strength from a young age. ⁣
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Where as, in Europe the main sports are Football, Rugby and Hockey. Sports that require you to keep moving for up to 80-90 mins and be more aerobically fit. Thus why Europe tends to do better on workouts that require more aerobic capacity.⁣
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If you look at 2018 max clean event in the Open, approximately 10% of the top 100 are from Europe, including at least 3 of which are ex weightlifters. Compared to 19.1 more than 35% were from Europe in the top 100.⁣
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This is just one small example but if you do look closer you will see this pattern elsewhere as well. This also explains Team JST's 3 Games event wins - which were all running based!⁣

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