Defining Dominance: Why Tia-Clair Toomey Is so Far Ahead of the Pack

August 5, 2021 by
Photo Credit: Athlete’s Eye

It is impossible not to marvel at Tia-Clair Toomey. What she has done in the sport of CrossFit is unprecedented.

At the completion of the 2021 NOBULL CrossFit Games, she officially became the most dominant CrossFit Games athlete of all time. She eclipsed Mat Fraser’s total number of event wins and has tied him at five Games championships. And if she sticks to the plan she laid out in the post-game press conference, she will be back to take the uncontested title as fittest of all time next year after winning her 6th consecutive CrossFit Games.

Tia is remarkable across modalities. Every year it seems like no matter what Dave Castro throws her way, she finds a way to adapt and prevail.

In her last four Games appearances, she has finished outside of the top five only six times. Her dominance in her individual sport is on par with the likes of other untouchables in their primes like Tiger Woods, Serena Williams, and Michael Phelps. The obvious difference? Tia isn’t good at one thing, she is good at everything.

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