“Those who know me know that my only problem is the chronic disease epidemic,” Glassman said. “I know that CrossFit is the solution to this epidemic and that CrossFit HQ and its staff serve as CrossFit affiliate stewards throughout the world. I cannot allow my behavior to obstruct HQ missions or affiliate missions.”
Glassman today criticized a statement from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation calling racism a public health problem by responding “Floyd-19.”
In a follow-up tweet, Glassman said the health research institute’s coronavirus model “failed,” and he criticized it for creating a “solution to racism” model.
Tweet Glassman encourages Reebok and other brand partners, including the gym, to stay away from CrossFit. Glassman apologized and walked back to tweet on Sunday, saying that he and CrossFit “will not defend racism.”
“I am honored to take on the role of CEO of CrossFit, Inc.,” Castro said in a statement. “I hope to do the right thing by affiliates, coaches, athletes, and other members of the CrossFit community around the world and never forget the mission Greg set up for us all.”