History

The Battle Fitness Festival is an all encompassing fitness festival that was created in 2013 by Circuit+ Fitness. The initiative began with the goal of creating an annual competition that would unite the excitement of competitive fitness and the thriving athletic communities in the Middle East under one roof. Over the years, this initiative grew to attract athletes from all around the globe. 

In 2013, The Battle of the East saw a total of 100 athletes from 22 different countries participate in the competition.

In 2014, we saw this number jump to 115 athletes from 35 different countries, as we worked hard on improving the athletes’ and spectators’ experience.

In 2015, we raised the bar for our Arab athletes by opening up the competition to athletes from all over the world, and not just the GCC. This added a new competitive edge that pushed everyone to perform with even more heart and passion.

This year, we look forward to raising the bar once more, by bringing together the caliber of The Athlete Games, The Super Team Cup, and our newly perfected Saracen Race all under one roof. Find out the details for these categories here.

2016 WINNERS

SUPER TEAM CUP MEN

1st – InnerFight Red

2nd – Team Alioth

3rd – Northman

THE ATHLETE GAMES MEN

1st – Khaled AlJarallah — Kuwait

2nd – Mohamed ElSayed — Egypt

3rd – Majid AlSharaf — Bahrain

SUPER TEAM CUP WOMEN

1st – InnerFight Black

2nd – Union Jacked

3rd – CrossFit Duo 1

THE ATHLETE GAMES WOMEN

1st – Nuha AlMarri — UAE

2nd – Abrar AlFahad — Kuwait

3rd – Hajer Jamal — Kuwait

2015 WINNERS

INTERNATIONAL MEN

1st – Utku Tuncer — Turkey

2nd – Justin Ahrens — US

3rd – Mikko Aronpaa — FInland

GCC MEN

1st – Marwan Almarri — UAE

2nd – Ali Bin Zayed — UAE

3rd – Hussain Albahbahni — Kuwait

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN

1st – Julie Abildgaard — Denmark

2nd – Jamie Greene — New Zealand

3rd – Laura Hughes — U.K

GCC WOMEN

1st – Haya Alsharhan — Kuwait

2nd – Nuha Almarri — UAE

3rd – Shaikha Alqassemi — UAE

2014 WINNERS

MEN RX

1st – Mikko Aronpaa — Finland

2nd – Elliot Simmonds — UK

3rd – Phil Hesketh — UK

MEN SCALED

1st – Calum Erskine — Scotland

2nd – Kalim Bechara — Lebanon

3rd – Abdulwahab Abduljaders — Kuwait

WOMEN RX

1st – Marlene Andersson — Sweden

2nd – Ana Caldas — USA

3rd – Carrie Freestone — Australia

WOMEN SCALED

1st – Erica Brizendine — USA

2nd – Hajer Dashti — Kuwait

3rd – Nuha Al-Marri — UAE

2013 WINNERS

MEN RX

1st – Lacy Kovacs — Hungary

2nd – Andy Edwards — Wales

3rd – Ben Thompson — New Zealand

MEN SCALED

1st – Andy Simmons — UK

2nd – Tarek Trad — Kuwait

3rd – Fahad Aljarallah — Kuwait

WOMEN RX

1st – Marlene Andersson — Sweden

2nd – Amanda Buchholz — USA

3rd – Jay Still — New Zealand

WOMEN SCALED

1st – Lulu AlFahad — Kuwait

2nd – Judith Rosa Lee — USA

3rd – Teresa Lojzer — Spain