Today we’re talking to Mo Fürste, the co-founder of HYROX and one of the greatest field hockey players of all time. This interview focuses on HYROX’s growth as a fitness challenge and competition, but it’s worth calling out Mo’s impressive athletic resume beyond HYROX: he’s a three-time Olympic medalist in field hockey for Germany, including two golds, and was the International Hockey Federation World Player of the Year in 2012. Mo has leveraged his legendary sporting career into a new venture with HYROX, and today we talk about how he and his team developed that competition, why they see it as a compliment to and not competitor of CrossFit, and what the future holds for the young sport.
[Curious about HYROX? Read our Ultimate Guide to HYROX.]
On this episode of The BarBend Podcast, host David Thomas Tao talks to Mo Fürste about:
The history and founding of HYROX (1:45)Events and movements that didn’t make it into the final version of the HYROX race (4:04)Will the HYROX workouts ever change? (6:09)How gin & tonics influenced the name of “HYROX” (8:20)Holding the HYROX World Championships during a global pandemic (10:20)What catches athletes off guard during their first HYROX race (13:14)HYROX’s goals and growth heading into 2021 and 2022 (17:56)
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