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Gladstone teams fit for success at elite Gold Coast event

Gladstone members Kara D’Arcy, Matt D’Arcy, Benito Zussino, Nick Craigie and Jardan Morrish competed at a Gold Coast event.
Gladstone members Kara D’Arcy, Matt D’Arcy, Benito Zussino, Nick Craigie and Jardan Morrish competed at a Gold Coast event. Luka Kauzlaric

THEY come from many walks of life, with the simple goal of being fit and healthy.

The CrossFit Gladstone teams have produced some remarkable results in the first 18 months of existence.

A generous number of the current crop of competitors began their journey in the sport well below what they regarded as fit enough to be travelling for events, yet over time have turned into weapons who can match it with the best.

Now fit and ready to go, the best of Gladstone CrossFit are targeting the biggest tournaments in a quest for glory.

Australia's second biggest CrossFit competition, the Gold Coast Immortals Team Challenge, earlier this month hosted 100 six-member teams, including three from Gladstone.

One of these groups contested the elite category, snaring a top-10 finish.

"The first day everyone does the same workout, then the top 30 are put into elite, the next 40 intermediate and the last 30 beginner," competitor and Gladstone CrossFit owner Benito Zussino said.

"We had one in elite and two in intermediate, with the elite team ninth overall and another fourth in intermediate."

Up against some of the best there is in terms of the sport, the Gladstone team was second out of teams who had a full crew from a single gym.

Being such a prestigious tournament, the immortals challenge attracted a lot of sponsored teams and an almost unbeatable team.

"They invited a lot of top athletes. They had the fittest woman in the world and the second fittest in one team ... they won," Zussino said.

The success is pushing more of the less experienced athletes towards competition, including a Rockhampton event on Saturday.

It is open to anyone, even those who have not trained in CrossFit gyms.

Topics:  crossfit, fitness, gladstone sport




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