Masters league titles attract hundreds to Mandurah

The Masters League State of Origin competition attracted hundreds of elite fitness athletes to Mandurah over the weekend.

More than 300 athletes from across the nation were drawn to the city for the event, which pitted state against state in an effort to be crowned the fittest and strongest.

Similar to CrossFit, Masters League pits athletes aged 35-and-above against each other in extreme challenges including swimming, weights, cardio and other workout forms.

Western Australia earned the right to host the games after winning the title in 2015, but could not go back-to-back as Queensland snatched the trophy and flew east with it.

WA finished second with Victoria a third.

Event organiser Steve Howlett said the tournament, held at the Mandurah Aquatic and Recreation Centre and Mandurah CrossFit Super Box, was a huge success.

“It was definitely a hit. Bringing so many people to Mandurah and watching everyone compete over the days was great,” he said.

“A lot of the competitors also drove down south to check out some more of WA’s sights – the feedback from athletes so far has been good so we can’t complain with that.”