The seventh episode of the 2017 Road to the Games series follows last year’s four fittest women as they prepare for fresh adventures and challenges at the new home of the CrossFit Games.
A CrossFit camera crew joins Sam Briggs, 2016’s fourth-place finisher and 2013’s Fittest Woman on Earth, in Manchester, England.
Briggs trains hard to earn her nickname—“The Engine”—but she also explains why it’s important for her to let loose on the weekends.
Sara Sigmundsdottir, bronze medalist two years in a row, is now training in Cookeville, Tennessee, and has spent the last year working with two former champions: four-timer Rich Froning (2011-2014) and 2015 winner Ben Smith.
“She’s like me when I competed a couple years ago,” Froning says.
Tia-Clair Toomey, the second-place finisher in 2015 and 2016 and an Olympian in Rio, says she’s gained confidence since last year’s Games.
Toomey visits Josh Bridges in San Diego, California, to get some obstacle-course training and address some weaknesses.
Katrin Davidsdottir, the Fittest Woman on Earth in 2015 and 2016, says with a smile, “I have no weaknesses. I have things that I’m better at and worse at.”
But don’t assume she’s become overly confident.
“Winning twice in a row does nothing for me this year,” she says. “Everyone’s on a clean slate.”
Video by Ian Wittenber, Heber Cannon, Marston Sawyers and Mariah Moore.
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