Annie Thorisdottir: Two-Time CrossFit Games Champion

Anníe Mist Þórisdóttir (Annie Thorisdottir) has been one of the most dominant athletes in the sport of CrossFit® over the last ten years. She’s been one of very few athletes to survive (and thrive) in many eras of the young, evolving sport. Annie strikes fear in the hearts of her opponents with her well-rounded skillset. While competitive in nature, she’s known to be a compassionate human with a big smile.

GymReebok Crossfit Reykjavík
CoachJami Tikkanen
Height5′ 7″

Annie Thorisdottir is Pregnant

While Annie Thorisdottir had powered through the 2020 CrossFit Open to take second in the world, her season was ended just as it was ramping up. Friends rejoiced in February 2020, when Thorisdottir and long-time boyfriend Fredrik Aegidius announced they were having a baby. This future “fittest baby on earth” has a due date of August 5th, right after the 2020 CrossFit Games.

2019 CrossFit Games Season

CrossFit Games Finish12th
2019 CrossFit SanctionalsRogue Invitational – 3rd
2019 CrossFit Open Rank2nd
2019 Qualification MethodCrossFit Open

2019 CrossFit Games Pictures

2018 CrossFit Games Season

2018 CrossFit Games Finish5th
2018 CrossFit Open Rank5th

2017 CrossFit Games Season

2017 CrossFit Games Finish3rd
2017 CrossFit Open Rank7th

2016 CrossFit Games Season

2016 CrossFit Games Finish13th
2016 CrossFit Open Rank10th

2015 CrossFit Games Season

2015 CrossFit Games Finish38th
2015 CrossFit Open Rank1st

2014 CrossFit Games Season

2014 CrossFit Games Finish2nd
2014 CrossFit Open Rank28th

2013 CrossFit Games Season

2012 CrossFit Games Finish
2012 CrossFit Open Rank

2012 CrossFit Games Season

2012 CrossFit Games Finish1st
2012 CrossFit Open Rank3rd

Growing Up Thorisdottir

Annie Thorisdottir spent her earliest years in Vík í Mýrdal, a small town on the southern tip of Iceland. She’s the youngest of three, with two older brothers.

Thorisdottir practiced many sports when she was younger. Her early career took her to the national gymnastics team before she decided to quit at the age of fifteen. “I knew that I would never be the best in the world,” she told Vogue in 2014.

Her next passion was ballet, and she found success at the Icelandic Ballet School before later focusing on track and field. Annie’s performances at the pole vault gained her national champion status two years in a row. Finding the sport repetitive, she started looking for something else. CrossFit offered the excitement she wanted, and Annie started the sport in 2009.

Only weeks into the sport, Thorisdottir flew to California and competed in the CrossFit Games. Her ambitions took her to the University of Reykjavik, where she was studying to be a doctor. Her tenure lasted from 2009 to 2011, when the demands of her success in the sport took her away from her studies.

Annie Thorisdottir lived in Vík í Mýrdal, a small coastal town on the souther tip of Iceland until she was six
Annie Thorisdottir lived in Vík í Mýrdal, a small coastal town on the souther tip of Iceland until she was six.

Annie Thorisdottir’s CrossFit Career

CrossFit Open

Annie is a strong Open competitor. Her career has resulted in six top-five finishes. She was the top female athlete in the 2015 CrossFit Open. Her most recent finish was in second place at the 2019 CrossFit Open.

CrossFit Regionals

During the years CrossFit held regional events, Thorisdottir never placed outside the top three. She carried the title of European Regional Champion in 2012, 2014, and 2018.

CrossFit Games

Thorisdottir’s first Games in 2009 ranked her eleventh in the world. After a second-place finish in 2010, Annie won the CrossFit Games in 2011 and 2012. She was the first woman to win two Fittest on Earth titles, and did it consecutive years. Her other podium finishes include second place in 2014 and third place in 2017.


Annie Thorisdottir’s first significant injury happened in 2013. That year, a bulging disc in her back forced her to take a step back from competition. The pain of the injury was so intense, it took more than an hour for paramedics to get her into an ambulance.

During the 2015 CrossFit Games, Thorisdottir suffered heat stroke during Murph. Named after fallen Navy Lieutenant Michael Murphy, Murph is one of the hardest workouts in the sport. After returning to the competition floor for one more workout, she decided to protect her body and withdraw.


Thorisdottir remains a dominant athlete in the sport of CrossFit. She retains a number of sponsors and actively competes. She co-owns CrossFit Reykjavik with Hrönn Svansdóttir and Evert Víglundsson.

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By Ben Garves

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