Redding, Calif. - A sixty year old Redding man is competing against top athletes from around the globe.
Richard Henson is ranked seventh in the world in the Crossfit games.
The games are a race to complete a group of exercises of a set number of reps in the shortest amount of time. Each finishing place is assigned a point and the winner has the most points at the end of the competition.
Henson has been working out at Crossfit five-thirty in Redding for just under a year.
His trainers say his workouts are pretty intense.
We talked to Richard on the phone and he says when he started just under a year ago he couldn't do one pull up.
Now he does 25 to 30 in a row.
He's also lost thirty-two pounds since starting to at Crossfit.
The Crossfit games start on Friday. You can watch them on ESPN3 starting at 2:15.