He's well renown in the sport of CrossFit in NZ, and yesterday Kevin Manuel was announced winner of the men's RX division at the Industrial Athletic Open CrossFit competition.
James Connew fought hard against Manuel. He was placed second and says not all sections he competed in were easy.
The strength of Ruth Anderson Horrell was evident. She is currently ranked 15th in the world in CrossFit and placed first in the women's section yesterday.
Although this competition has come to an end, these champions are looking ahead to their next lot of challenges.
According to Kevin Manuel, “We are preparing for comps in Australasia. We have a qualification process to go through that starts at the end of February. Hopefully we get a few kiwis in there and represent well in Australia."