Hastings hosts the nation's top crossfit elites

Day one of the biggest individual athletic crossfit competition in the country, the Industrial Athletic Open, has seen some of the country's fittest descend on Hastings.

The two-day event has attracted a healthy mix of novice competitors as well as some world-class athletes looking to throw down before the regional competition leading to the Crossfit games in America.

The event has grown from strength-to-strength each year and is fast becoming a "must do" on the Crossfit calendar.

It's the first Crossfit competition in the country to create its own app that updates the leader board for each division and includes other helpful information as well.