Dottir: My Journey to Becoming a Two-Time CrossFit Games Champion

Dottir: My Journey to Becoming a Two-Time CrossFit Games Champion

by Katrin Davidsdottir, Rory McKernan (With)


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This is a memoir by two-time CrossFit Games champion, Katrin Davidsdottir.

Dottir is two-time consecutive CrossFit Games Champion Katrin Davidsdottir's inspiring and poignant memoir. As one of only two women in history to have won the title of “Fittest Woman on Earth” twice, Davidsdottir knows all about the importance of mental and physical strength. She won the title in 2015, backing it up with a second win in 2016, after starting CrossFit in just 2011.

A gymnast as a youth, Davidsdottir wanted to try new challenges and found a love of CrossFit. But it hasn't been a smooth rise to the top. In 2014, just one year before taking home the gold, she didn't qualify for the Games. She used that loss as motivation and fuel for training harder and smarter for the 2015 Games. She pushed herself and refocused her mental game. Her hard work and perseverance paid off with her return to the Games and subsequent victories in 2015 and 2016.

In Dottir, Davidsdottir shares her journey with readers. She details her focus on training, goal setting, nutrition, and mental toughness.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250142641
Publisher: St. Martin''s Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/06/2019
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 26,095
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

KATRIN DAVIDSDOTTIR is the consecutive two-time champion of the CrossFit Games' "The Fittest Woman on Earth" title. A former gymnast from Reykjavik, Iceland, she is the third person to ever win the Games twice, and only the second woman to do so. She is currently training for next year's Games in Natick, Massachusetts.

Table of Contents

Author's Note ix

Foreword: Sled Dog Sleðdahundur xi

1 You Win or You Learn Þú Vinnur Eða Þú Lærir 1

2 Family Fjölskylda 21

3 Grandma and Grandpa Amma nad Afi 33

4 Thor's Daughter Þórisdóttir 51

5 Iceland Ísland 67

6 Rookie Nyliði 77

7 Failure Mistök 91

8 Spread Thin Breitt út þunnt 107

9 Coach Þjálfari 117

10 Obsession Þráhyggja 123

11 Fittest on Earth Fittest á Jörðinni 135

12 Heartbreak Hjartsláttur 169

13 Seize the Day Að Grípa Daginn 185

14 Warrior Bardagakappi 191

15 Unprepared Óundirbúin 227

16 The Tiger and the Deer Dádyrið & Tígurinn 243

17 The Tiger Eats the Deer Tígurinn Borðar Dádyrið 261

Epilogue Kaizen 275

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