Sam Briggs Chasing CrossFit’s Official “Fittest 40 Year-Old in History” Title

March 14, 2021 by
Photo credit: Sam Briggs

Sam Briggs gets quizzed on the same subject, all the time.

“I get asked a lot when am I going to retire or will I go into the masters category,” said the English native who now lives in the US. “I still enjoy training and pushing my body to the extreme it takes to go individual, but realistically it just gets harder and harder each year as I get older.”

Briggs, who won the 2013 CrossFit Games, decided to turn the constant nagging into a challenge. On March 14 after the 2021 CrossFit Open begins, Briggs will turn 39, and has set herself the goal of qualifying for the games the next two seasons. This will mean Briggs will have competed in the elite category a record 10 times, eight of which were when she was over the age of 30.

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