February 24, 2016 - Natick, Ma. - Fuel For Fire proudly announces 2015 CrossFit® Games “Fittest Woman on Earth”, Katrin Davidsdottir, as a sponsored athlete. Katrin grew up in Reykjavík, Iceland, competing in gymnastics since the age of 6, training four hours per day, six days per week until she was 16 years old. Davidsdottir is most known for her three CrossFit® games appearances in 2012 (30th place), 2013 (34th place) and, most recently, her Championship win in 2015.
Davidsdottir recently moved to Massachusetts to train full-time with her coach, Ben Bergeron. Says Davidsdottir, "I couldn’t be more excited and proud to be joining the Fuel For Fire family! I have been using Fuel For Fire in my day-to-day training and in competition for just about 2 years now. And since they are next to CrossFit New England (basically my second home!) the fit for me couldn’t be any better. I am one of those people who can not workout feeling like I have a full stomach, so during long training sessions, if I feel like my energy is crashing, one pack of Fuel For Fire is the perfect fix for me. On competition days Fuel For Fire is a MUST in between workouts as both recovery and re-fuel.”
Katrin thrives on the hard work and dedication it takes to become a competitive athlete, “When I quit gymnastics I kind of felt lost and out of place with having all this free time and not constantly working towards something. So, finding CrossFit® in the summer of 2011 was the best thing that could have happened to me. For four and a half years now I have woken up every day with some sort of goal in mind and I am excited to tackle it."
Davidsdottir has earned recognition amongst the CrossFit® community not only for her physical strength, but mental fortitude, to which she attributes to her 2015 CrossFit® Games win. “Katrin’s ability to dial in on the task at hand and perform consistently, even under fatigue, requires exceptional mental focus, athletic skill and determination,” says Fuel For Fire Co-founder Rob Gilfeather. “Katrin possesses both the talent and character we look for in our athletes. She is also an incredibly humble, fun, and genuine person. We’re proud to have Katrin on our team."
Davidsdottir will be competing in the 2016 CrossFit® Games beginning with The Open qualifier which kicks off Thursday, February 25. Follow Katrin (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat @Katrintanja) and Fuel For Fire (www.fuelforfire.com) as she seeks to defend her title of “Fittest Woman On Earth”.