The Reykjavík Crossfit Championships will be hitting Iceland’s capital this May, attracting chiselled bodies from across the world for their chance to prove who is the fittest of them all.

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By and large, Icelanders love to espouse the values of healthy living. Routine exercise, leafy diets and a penchant for the outdoors are seemingly balanced as part of the national character.

It should come as no surprise then that this little island has a big reputation when it comes to sports such as Crossfit, an activity that requires immense determination, impeccable technique and years of dedication for those hoping to become champion.

The Reykjavik Crossfit Championships is an opportunity for competitors across the globe to shine. First-place winners will have the opportunity to compete at the 2019 Reebok CrossFit Games in Madison, Wisconsin, which promises cash prizes for the best of the best.

For those exercise-shy readers, CrossFit is a trademarked exercise regimen, founded by Glassman and Lauren Jenai in 2000. Promoted as both a philosophy and competitive sport, the exercise incorporates high-intensity training with such activities as weightlifting, gymnastics, callisthenics and powerlifting, to name only a handful.

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One of the biggest names in Icelandic Crossfit is Annie Mist Þórisdóttir. Anníe was the first woman to win Crossfit two years in a row (2011 and 2012). Known to train for four hours a day, six days a week, Annie is co-owner and a coach of Crossfit Reykjavík. Another notable name is Sara Sigmundsdóttir, best known for her first-place wins at the 2015 and 2016 Meridian Regionals and the 2017 Central Regionals.

The competition will take place between the 3rd – 5th May at Laugardalsholl Stadium in 105 Reykjavík. Though general admission (Regular Package) is now sold out, VIP and Competition passes are still available to purchase.

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