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“DXB Qualifier 16.2”


2016 Dubai Fitness Championship WOD #2

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  • Part A
  • For Time
  • 1000 meter Row
  • Time Cap: 15 minutes
  • Part B
  • As long as possible, perform:
  • Unassisted Handstand Hold

In the first part of the workout, the Athlete must row 1000m. The Athlete starts seated on the rower, with feet in place – damper and foot settings adjusted prior. Rower screen must start at 1000m and remain in camera view for the duration of the workout. The clock will countdown from 3 and at the sound of the beep, the Athlete will have 15 minutes to complete a 1000m row.

Athlete must not grip the handle until start time. Athlete must remain on the saddle of the rowing machine for the entire row. When the Athlete completes the 1000m row, he or she will use the remaining time of the 15-minute time cap to continue with part 2 of the workout.

In the second part of the workout, the Athlete must perform an unassisted handstand hold. Athletes will use the remaining time to perform the longest possible handstand hold without the use of any assistance or objects. Handstand must be fully locked out with only hands on the floor.

Athletes may have a pad on the floor for their head.   The athlete will have as many attempts as they wish, making sure all attempts are on film and within the time-cap. Total time for both workouts is 15 minutes. This workout has two scores: 1) First Score: Row Completion Time 2) Second Score: Longest Unassisted Handstand Hold

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Background: The Dubai (DXB) Fitness Championship Online Qualifier workout #2 ("DXB 16.2 Qualifier") was the second of three total workouts for the 2016 DXB Qualifer. The workout, announced on October 19, 2016, is two-part workout--1000 meter row and longest handstand hold.

In 2018 The Dubai CrossFit® Championship became the first CrossFit®-sanctioned event in the world rewarding the first place male, female and team competitors with a qualification to the 2019 Rebook CrossFit Games®. From 2016-2017, the event built on its previous success with the introduction of an online qualifier, which allowed the Dubai CrossFit® Championship to reach more athletes than ever before. In 2017, a total of 72 athletes from 19 different countries representing four continents (including 32 CrossFit Games® athletes) competed. From 2012-2015, prior to the online qualifier, athletes were required to travel to Dubai and compete across multiple gyms and venues to earn a spot to the finals a week later. This grassroots approach provided a great platform for the local fitness community to thrive and compete amongst themselves and set the stage for the years to come.
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