CrossFit founder sells company following backlash over Black Lives Matter

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<p>Greg Glassman is selling CrossFit, following intense backlash over his response to the death of George Floyd and the anti-racism movement sweeping the country.</p>
Greg Glassman is selling CrossFit , following intense backlash over his response to the death of George Floyd and the anti-racism movement sweeping the country.

The move, which comes just two weeks after resigning from his post as chief executive, marks a more complete departure for Glassman from CrossFit .

Glassman founded the company two decades ago, and it has since grown into one of the world's most recognisable chain of gyms (or "boxes" as they're called in the CrossFit community).

Crossfit Inc. founder and CEO Greg Glassman (R). He is selling the company. (The Washington Post via Getty Im)

"It did so well and became so popular that it has become a thing far larger than I could have hoped," Glassman said in a statement on Twitter Wednesday.

"The world has changed, but the magnificent human machine, the proven benefits of CrossFit, and its market…
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