In any normal gym, any of the 80 athletes at the CrossFit Games would probably be the fastest, strongest, and straight-up most unbelievably muscle-bound people in the room. But when the planets align and Games begin in sunny California, the best of the best go head to head—and that's when the real fireworks begin.Over five days of competition in both Aromas and Carson, the elite tackled some familiar challenges (the Ranch Trail 7K, Murph, Double DT) and a few new monsters (The Separator, 100%). What ensued looked like a lot of seriously painful exertion—and a few utterly incredible individual performances that set some new standards for fitness everywhere.Our top five picks:
They came to California. They saw. They conquered.