When Is The Final CrossFit Open 2024 Workout Announced And How Can You Watch The 24.3 Live Stream?

Danielle Brandon at the CrossFit Open 23.3 announcement
Danielle Brandon competed in a CrossFit Open announcement event last year (Image credit: CrossFit)

As we dive into the final week of the CrossFit Open, one question remains: What is CrossFit Open workout 24.3? 

The last test of the 2024 event will be unveiled on Thursday, March 14, and there are plenty of guesses flying around as to what it could be after Dave Castro’s 24.3 clue

Many think Games creator Dave Castro and his team will hit us with a heavy barbell movement and some more complex gymnastics, both of which are yet to make an appearance in this year’s Open. Others think we’re destined for thrusters, which have appeared in 13 of the 14 Opens to date. 

All we know is that you can find out who’s right by watching the 24.3 live announcement show on March 14. To make sure you don’t miss it, I’ve gathered all the times, dates and information you might need below, and embedded the YouTube Live video so you can watch the announcement right here. 

Watch 24.3 Live Announcement

What are the dates of the CrossFit Open 2024?

The 2024 CrossFit Open started on February 29 with the reveal of workout 24.1. It ends at 5pm PST on Monday, March 18 (1am GMT on Tuesday, March 19), which is the submission deadline for the final workout, 24.3. 

The workouts will be announced on three consecutive Thursdays—February 29, March 7 and March 14. 

Athletes will then have until 5pm PST the following Monday to upload their scores to the online leaderboard. 

What time are CrossFit Open workouts announced?

The CrossFit Open workouts are announced at 12pm PST (8pm GMT) on three consecutive Thursdays, from February 29 to March 18. 

How can I watch the CrossFit Open announcements?

All three of the CrossFit Open 2024 announcement shows will be live streamed on the CrossFit Games website and YouTube channel. For the first announcement, the stream was also available on Facebook, which some viewers preferred as they said this prevented unwanted interruptions from YouTube’s advert breaks. 

The 24.2 CrossFit Open announcement live stream will start at 11.30am PST (7.30pm GMT) on Thursday, March 7, with the workout made public approximately 30 minutes into the show. 

To watch the 24.3 CrossFit Open live announcement, tune in at 11.30am PST (6.30pm GMT) on Thursday, March 14, with the workout again unveiled about half an hour in. 

CrossFit Open Workout 24.1 Announcement

The opening workout of the 2024 CrossFit Open was unveiled on February 29 during a live announcement show streamed on the CrossFit Games website and YouTube channel

Former CrossFit Games director Dave Castro and his customary blackboard were back to talk us through the test—a couplet of dumbbell snatches and lateral burpees over dumbbell. And the workout took some getting your head around, with a never-before-seen twist on the 21-15-9 format.

Rather than alternating dumbbell snatches, you performed 21 on one arm followed by 21 lateral burpees, then 21 snatches on the other arm, followed by another 21 lateral burpees. The sequence then repeats with 15 and 9 reps.

After the workout was unmasked, the current fittest man on earth Jeffrey Adler faced off against Brent Fikowski, Alexis Raptis and Alex Gazan—all top-six finishers in the 2023 Games—in a live showdown.  

The champ posted the top time of 6min 13sec, with the other athletes hot on his heels, all coming in beneath the seven-minute mark.

CrossFit Open Workout 24.2 Announcement

When will CrossFit Open workout 24.2 be announced?

The second CrossFit Open workout, 24.2, will be revealed in a live announcement on Thursday, March 7. 

The show starts at 11.30am PST (7.30pm GMT), and will be broadcast from two-time CrossFit Games champ Justin Medeiros’ “Shred Shed”. The workout will be revealed roughly 30 minutes into the live stream. 

Week two’s throwdown will see Medeiros and rising star Colten Mertens compete for 24.2 bragging rights.

After the workout is revealed, the rest of us will have until 5pm PST on Monday, March 11 (1am GMT on Tuesday, March 12) to complete the workout and submit our scores. 

CrossFit Open Workout 24.3 Announcement

When will CrossFit Open workout 24.3 be announced?

The third and final workout of the 2024 CrossFit Open is set to be unveiled on Thursday, March 14.

As in week two, the live show begins at 11.30am PST (6.30pm GMT) and the workout will be shared about half an hour in. 

CrossFit initially planned to feature a face-off between six-time CrossFit Games champ Tia-Clair Toomey-Orr and the current third-fittest woman on earth Arielle Loewen in its live announcement show. However, Toomey-Orr has been forced to withdraw due to a wrist injury—she still plans to compete in the CrossFit season. 

But the event will still go ahead at PRVN HQ, the newly-opened home of Toomey-Orr and her husband/coach Shane Orr’s training company in Nashville, Tennessee. Rather than going head-to-head with Toomey-Orr, Loewen will instead compete alongside Games athletes Sydney Wells, Jay Crouch and Roman Khrennikov. 

After the live announcement, athletes the world over will have the usual four-day window to complete the workout and submit their scores with a deadline of 5pm PST on Monday, March 18 (1am GMT on Tuesday, March 19 if you’re in the UK). 

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Harry Bullmore
Staff writer

Harry covers news, reviews and features for Coach, Fit&Well and Live Science. With over a decade of training experience, he has tried everything from powerlifting to gymnastics, cardio to CrossFit, all in a bid to find fun ways of building a healthy, functional body.