The Fight for Five: A Look Back at Toomey’s Record-Setting Career

July 27, 2021 by
Photo Credit: Tia-Clair Toomey-Orr (

The 2021 CrossFit Games starts today. We’ve covered age group divisions, adaptive divisions, teams, and several of the intriguing story lines in the elite individual field. But, there is one story that dominates them all this year: Tia-Clair Toomey’s quest for her fifth consecutive CrossFit Games title. 


Toomey first showed up to the Games in 2015 as a wide-eyed rookie that basically no one knew. In fact, even by the end of the weekend when she wound up in second place (and was potentially one scoring decision away from winning), many people still weren’t sure who she was. She didn’t win or even take second in any events that year. She had a couple pretty underwhelming finishes such as 27th on Murph and 31st on Heavy DT (where she got time-capped), and yet, somehow she was there on the podium standing next to a couple of young Icelandic women, Katrin Davidsdottir and Sara Sigmundsdottir.

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