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This is a memoir written and read 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 listeners. She details her focus on training, goal setting, nutrition, and mental toughness.

©2019 Katrin Davidsdottir; Foreword copyright Ben Bergeron (P)2019 Macmillan Audio

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Amazing woman, amazing book

I'm not normally one for biographies but this open and honest review of Katrins performances is hands down one of best books I've come across. Having Katrin read it herself makes it feel even more intimate. The frank way she discusses not only the highs but also the lows and less well known parts of her life sets this apart.
Loved it - now I'm off to the box

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Amazing

Amazing book - really inspirational to hear Katrins Story. True Sled-Dog! literally was glued to listening to her. I got through it in one weekend. Exactly what everyone needs to hear!

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Girl has will

This lady has the will to win a good look at how hard they train to get to the top

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Inspirational

As a mum who trains regularly this has inspired me to trainer harder and get stronger!

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brilliant

A brilliant listen, let's you hear the behind the scenes of the cross fit games.

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Will read this once a year.

I have already read the book once before listening to it while also reading it. I think I should read it once a year. It inspires me to continuously improve myself at my job which is business intelligence( Power BI stuff). When I question whether it's normal to spend hours studying at the weekends, sometimes on weekdays too, I just think about the crossfit athletes, especially Davidsdottir and Laura Horvath. If they spend most of their days training, it's okay for me too. I also want to be in the elite, I also want to be the best version of me. Really looking forward the next book. Even though I finished the book for the second time, I will keep it on my desk to inspire me every day.

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A must read for Crossfit fans

An honest view of what it was like to feel like a failure and make a comeback. Thoroughly enjoyed this very human account.

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Great overview of a CrossFit champion

This book overs great insight into a champions mindset and determination necessary to accomplish your dreams. Content is also applicable to everyday goals and offers the reader a broad understanding of motivation and preparation needed for success.

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Inspiring!

An easy listen. Katrin is extremely inspiring. A motivating book and an insight in to her life, training and the CrossFit Games.
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Great book!

I loved this. she is so motivational and has such a strong work ethic while being humble and honest.

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  • 11-08-19

Amazing!

I give Katrin a lot of credit for opening up about herself. Her story inspiring and uplifting. The story of her grandmother really resonated with me since I lost mine around the same time. I would recommend the book to people who are not into CrossFit since a lot of her story is about overcoming adversity. Knowing Crossfit and The Games just gives you some context. Another book I would listen to multiple times. Thank you for sharing your story.

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  • missy is awsome
  • 08-10-19

Meh...

I’m a long time fan of Katrin Davidsdottir and when I heard she was coming out with a book I was so excited!
I’m still glad I was able to listen to her story but in parts it was not much to listen to.

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  • DAMIAN
  • 21-08-19

Great Access to some 1% mind set

Loved the book narrator was great very clear voice my favorite part was her holding onto the chain her now deceased Grandmother also has.

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  • Cassie Coleman
  • 14-08-19

Great read

Nice and touching story from a true champion. The narration is really sincere and humain. Very inspirational!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-08-19

Did Not Disappoint

Great story. Inspiring for anyone into physical fitness. Katrin did an exceptional job on the narration.

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  • Echobase
  • 10-04-21

excellent

the best audiobook I have heard so far. well written, inspiring, and I truly enjoyed the reading from the author herself. thank you for this incredible book.

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  • Michael Owen
  • 28-01-21

Inspired by the author is an understatement

Dottir will leave you wanting more in the gym and life. You’ll be a better human being for reading it!

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  • leigh
  • 20-01-21

Amazing!

Loved this and especially since it's narrated by the author! Definitely a must read or listen.

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  • Laura Rosich
  • 23-12-20

A mental power charger!

It’s so great to hear Katrin tell her own story. Her brain and mental resilience are unique. She’s ambitious, hard working, incredibly self-aware and never stops trying to get better: what an incredible example for all women! 💪
I feel stronger mentally just from listening this book’

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  • Anna Castro
  • 24-09-20

Genuine read

Katrin was very real about her story which made it interesting and fun to read. She is very inspiring and positive. love that!