The 2010 Games have continued to foster the growth of the Sport of Fitness. This year about 6,000 athletes participated at some level (2,800 individual men, 1,200 individual women, 2,000 among the teams plus almost 200 masters athletes). The top athletes from 33 Sectional events around the world, spanning 7 countries, but representing all 7 continents, provided the majority of the Regional athletes. Added to that were the 100 athletes pre-qualified from last year's Games, plus the top few from the military online qualifier for deployed personnel.
To put into perspective just how difficult it is to qualify for the Games, fewer than 1% of the men entering the four Sectionals in the Southwest Regional made it to the Home Depot Center.
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