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Toomey in top three at CrossFit Games after day one

GLADSTONE’S Tia-Clair Toomey is third after the opening day of competition at the CrossFit Games.

It was a surprise early start for the male and female individual competitors who were not due to begin competing until Saturday (Australian time), before games director Dave Castro announced the schedule change.

Castro gathered the athletes at 3.30am American time (8.30pm on Thursday in Australia) and told the athletes to pack a single carry-on bag for a flight to San Jose, California, and a return to The Ranch, the birthplace of the CrossFit Games.

At The Ranch athletes were briefed on their first event, a 7km trail run, which would be followed by event two a deadlift ladder that would begin 10 minutes after the last athletes finished event one.

The day was rounded out by event three, a triplet of wall ball shots, GHD sit-ups with a medicine ball and a hill run with a medicine ball.

Toomey finished sixth in event one, third in event two and 13th in event three.

Event four this week will be a 500m ocean swim.

Toomey will return to action today from 1am-2pm (Australian time).

Team, masters and teen competitors continue competition on Friday (Australian).

For a live stream of competition head to http://games.crossfit.com/.



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