Road to the Games Ep. 18.06: The Champs

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  • Published on:  Friday, July 27, 2018
  • Video byHeber Cannon, Mariah Moore, and Marston Sawyers.

    Tia-Clair Toomey is the reigning Fittest Woman on Earth. Katrin Davidsdottir has two CrossFit Games championships under her belt. Both women are fierce, determined and fitter than ever.

    In this episode of “Road to the Games,” we follow Toomey and Davidsdottir as they prepare to take on the 2018 Reebok CrossFit Games, which are less than a week away. Both women have been training at the very edge of capacity in hopes of being crowned the Fittest on Earth on Sunday, Aug. 5.

    “I want to be as fit as I can, and I want to be as strong as I can,” Toomey says. “In order to do that, I need to test my boundaries.”

    Toomey is doing just that while training in Cookeville, Tennessee, under the watchful eye of husband and coach Shane Orr.

    Meanwhile, in Boston, Massachusetts, Davidsdottir is tackling the famous Blue Hills with coach Ben Bergeron and a handful of Games athletes including Camille Leblanc-Bazinet and Brooke Wells.

    “Whenever something is really, really, really, really hard, in like a lactic, sprint kinda way, that’s when I’m like, ‘Ooo, that was almost like Blue Hills,’” Davidsdottir says of the workout.

    Toomey and Davidsdottir will battle each other and the rest of the field Aug. 1-5 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wisconsin.

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  • Charles Cannon

     (Jul 27, 2018)

    I want Tia to win, but I also want Sara to win, and then I really want Kara to win, but Annie would make a good champion, and so would Katrin. Man.

  • Debbie B

     (Jul 31, 2018)

    I really want to see Annie make a comeback..but I am also dying to see how Camille does after her surgery/rehab. Overall I feel it being either Sara or Toomey.

  • Pablo Cabrales

     (Jul 29, 2018)

    I believe a huge part of this sport's success is owed to the outstanding media team. The filmmaking quality is incredible. Big props to you guys.

  • Bacall McElroy

     (Jan 15, 2019)

    Pablo Cabrales I’m curious to know what is going to happen to the docs and road to the games going forward 😬 I hope they’re smart enough to know a good thing and keep them going!!

  • Kelsey DiAstra

     (Jul 28, 2018)

    It's clear that a major thing last year's champs, Mat and Tia, have in common is a partner who effectively takes care of everything else in life so they can focus on training. Having supportive family and friends is great and useful but I'm not sure it can compare to a partner who literally does everything else in your life. The mental impact of not having any added concern, no matter how seemingly trivial, is gigantic.

  • ok meep

     (Jul 29, 2018)

    Kelsey DiAstra great point.

  • b.cage

     (Jul 27, 2018)

    I think they're all outstanding, incredible, but i really would love to see Sara win.

  • TideFan Yankee

     (Dec 19, 2018)

    +r2d23678 She always seems to find herself in one event where she implodes. She does great, and then something happens and if I remember correctly, it might be something that's she's done well in, in the past. To me, that says it's a mental thing, not physical, or lack of preparation. Once Sara gets that under control she could be dangerous.But what do I know.....I just watch to see Brooke Wells....LOL

  • r2d23678

     (Sep 13, 2018)

    +Bob Ross why's that? Enlighten me

  • Luis Vazquez

     (Jul 27, 2018)

    How many of you are more excited to watch the ladies battle over the men!? Way more competitive on the ladies side!!! 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽

  • TideFan Yankee

     (Dec 19, 2018)

    +Max Kemper And because Froning isn't doing the individual competition any longer to concentrate more on family.As far as the women go, I watch just to see Brooke Wells.....sigh......

  • Bella

     (Jul 30, 2018)


  • Brian East

     (Jul 27, 2018)

    I think Katrin has gotten back into the right headspace, but I still hope Sara Sigmundsdottir can get a good shot at it.

  • esther aradottir

     (Jul 29, 2018)

    I want sara to win so badly!!!

  • Juarez

     (Jul 28, 2018)

    Brian East I just want Sara to win the games once! She's just too damn adorable.

  • Raye Carter

     (Jul 30, 2018) no one going to mention the apples and eggs thing? Dear Lordt. How does she eat it.

  • PainterFRO

     (Jul 28, 2018)

    Shane and Tia are one of CrossFits coolest couples! I enjoy watching videos featuring them.

  • Paradox

     (Jul 28, 2018)

    Shane is such a good dude.

  • Kevin L.

     (Jul 31, 2018)

    Too bad his wife is probably smashing left and right behind his back

  • Philip Sparks

     (Jul 27, 2018)

    17:44 - Never change, Camille.

  • Shaun Martinez

     (Jul 31, 2018)

    yeah they could have just edited her out... so over her... they should have include a piece of Sara :)