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2015 Reebok CrossFit Games Champion
Since debuting as the youngest competitor (19 years old) at the very first CrossFit Games, Rogue athlete Ben Smith has been on a mission to become the Fittest Man on Earth. In 2015, his dream finally became a reality, as he improved upon a pair of third place finishes in 2011 and 2013 to win his first individual CrossFit Games title. He nearly repeated the feat in 2016, finishing runner-up, and returned for a record ninth consecutive Games appearance in 2017, finishing in the Top 10 yet again.
To reach the pinnacle of his sport, Smith has kept up a loose but demanding training regimen—usually working out two to three times a day while also coaching classes at his own gym, CrossFit Krypton in Chesapeake, Virginia. His training is not on a set schedule, which Smith believes is one of the reasons he’s continued to succeed in the sport—keeping everything constantly varied without a rigid plan.
Ben married his high school sweetheart Noelle in the fall of 2014.