A picture paints a thousand words — but in this case — Annie Thorisdottir’s latest Instagram post prompted thousands of comments congratulating the former Fittest On Earth on the news — she’s expecting!
Annie Thorisdottir and partner Frederik Aegidius took to social media to announce their pregnancy on Monday, their firstborn due on August 5, the week after the 2020 CrossFit Games.
It goes without saying this rules Annie out for the season making it the first year since 2013 the original ‘Dottir’ won’t compete at the CrossFit Games.
- The most likely scenario is that her invitation — gained from finishing in the Top 20 in the Open — will be passed down to Australian Madeline Sturt.
Let’s talk about inheritance and the fact this child has hit the genetic jackpot.
Annie and Frederick are no doubt the most decorated CrossFit couple — with 14 Games individual appearances between them — to start a family.
No surprise then to see CrossFit royalty, past and present, have taken to social media to say: Til hamingju or congratulations.
- Dan Bailey said: “Yea!! Congrats!! @frederikaegidius”
- Tia Clair-Toomey said: “Guys!!!! We are so happy for you both. OMG, I can’t believe this. Congratulations ❤️😍😘 How wonderful!!!!”
- Julie Foucher said: “Ahhhh CONGRATS you guys!!! So happy for you!”
We also love Annie for her street smarts, you’ll remember last year, she announced her new partnership with sponsor Nuun, with a unique clause ensuring she would continue to receive financial support when she decided to take time off competing to start a family.
Mom’s the word and Annie joins an increasing number of elite women competing in the Sport of Fitness who are taking time off to start a family.
- Most notably, Kara Saunders finished in the Top 20 in this year’s Open, just months after giving birth to her daughter Scotti.
- Cassidy Lance McWherter is also expecting this year, releasing a book about her difficult path to falling pregnant.
- Tennil Beuerlein just celebrated being four months post-partum.
- Emily Bridgers also had her first child in October 2019.
- Mackenzie Riley will be another absentee from the competition in 2020, expecting her first child.
Too soon to talk about a comeback?
- Annie will now join a growing list of former podium athletes who later became pregnant including Kara Saunders (2017), Lindsey Valenzuela (2013), Talayna Fortunato (2012), Valerie Voboril (2010), Tanya Wagner (2009, 2008), Jolie Macias/Gentry (2007), Mary Woodruff/Rigney (2007).
- One important caveat — Charity Vale and Carey Kepler had already had children when they made the podium in 2009.
- Not since Valerie Voboril — who placed third in 2013 — has a woman returned from pregnancy to once again place on the podium. But, if we’ve learned anything from the past decade, you can never count out “The Original Dottir.”
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