“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 act as administrators of CrossFit partners worldwide. I cannot let my behavior hinder the missions of our headquarters or partners.”
Glassman on that day criticized a statement from the Institute for the Measurement and Evaluation of Health that called racism a public health issue in response to “Floyd-19”.
In a follow-up tweet, Glassman said the coronavirus model at the Institute for Health Research “failed” and criticized it for modeling a “solution to racism.”
Glassman’s tweets prompted Reebok and other brand partners, including gyms, to distance themselves from CrossFit. Glassman apologized and rejected the tweets on Sunday, saying he and CrossFit “will not defend racism.”
“I am honored to be the CEO of CrossFit, Inc.,” Castro said in a statement. “I hope to do it right from partners, coaches, athletes and other members of the CrossFit community around the world and never forget the mission Greg established for all of us.”