From Iceland — Annie Places Second Despite Back Injury

Annie Places Second Despite Back Injury

Published July 28, 2014

Nanna Árnadóttir
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RX Review (video still)

Annie Mist Þórisdóttir finished 2nd overall in the 2014 CrossFit Games despite a back injury which threatened to keep her from competing as a Crossfit athlete for the rest of her life, reports RX Review.

During a press conference after the win, Annie shared the story of her emotional recovery; how the injury left her legs numb for 6 months and unable to lift weights for a year.

Despite all this plus a year and a half break from the Crossfit circuit she managed to finish just short of winner Camille Leblanc-Bazinet, showing the world Annie is still a force to be reckoned with.

Annie Mist is the only female athlete ever to win the Crossfit Games back to back.

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