CrossFit athletes pushing themselves to the limit for Special Olympics Canada

Tara Maddigan of CrossFit 187 says athletes are holding up, up to this point and everyone is happy to be supporting the cause.

“Everybody is feeling good so far. We’re only three workouts in so far, so that’s to be expected,” she says. “Everybody is really excited and we’ll see how things go as the hours roll on.” 


23 athletes are taking part in the event with three doing the ultimate test of the 24 hour workout. 

CrossFit 187 originally got a late start on fundraising efforts and as a result set a fundraising goal of $5,000. Maddigan says the gym has well surpassed that total with more money still to be calculated.

“When I left the house this morning I looked and we were at $11,972. Plus we’ve taken in cash and cheque today from some of our team members that didn’t get online donations. I’m thinking hopefully we’re sitting around 15 grand, which is way more than I expected”

The CrossFit 24 hours wraps up tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. Members of the public are encouraged to head down to CrossFit 187 to support the athletes taking part throughout the event.