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Updated On: February 15, 2023
The 2022 HYROX European Championships wrapped up over the past weekend on March 26th in Maastricht, Netherlands. The event saw athletes from all over Europe compete for a chance to move on to the HYROX World Championships in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The winners of the Elite divisions were Tobias Lautwein of Germany and Mirjam Von Rohr of Switzerland.
Let's take a look at the full results of the 2022 HYROX European Championships in the Elite divisions.
HYROX was created by Christian Toetzke and Moritz Furste of Germany. Toetzke had a history of creating athletic contests such as the World Triathalon Series and Cyclassics. Furste is a German two-time Olympic gold medalist in field hockey.
According to their website, HYROX is "the first indoor competition that combines 3 different training elements in one unique event: the fitness challenge for every BODY. The combination of functional strength, high-intensity, and classic endurance components make HYROX not only unique but also measurable."
This competition is structured with a 1 km run, followed by 1 functional fitness workout; this is then repeated 8 times.
HYROX, dubbed "The World Series of Fitness," is a competitive fitness race that is "for every body" that's held at locations around the world.
HYROX kicked off 2022 with an event in Chicago back in January with the 2022 North American Championships. The European Championships is a larger scale event seeing how the founders of it are both from Germany.
As a reminder, the athletes competed in the following fitness test:
1000 meter ski erg, 1x 50-meter sled push, 1x 50-meter sled pull, 80-meter burpee broad jumps, 1000-meter row, 200-meter Farmers carry, 100-meter sandbag lunges, and 75-100 wall balls; all separated by a 1 km run for a total of 8 kilometers. Athletes with the fastest times win.
This event saw athletes coming from all corners of Europe, but it was clear that the founders' home country of Germany, dominated the leaderboard.
This was an exciting event, and now Lautwein and Von Rohr are leading the pack in their respective divisions. Last year Lautein won the 2021 HYROX World Championships so it will be interesting to see if he can repeat at the 2022 HYROX World Championships in Las Vegas on May 14th. The next big event is on April 9th in Dallas, Texas.
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