Sam Briggs On Retiring after Strength In Depth: ‘If my body could still handle it, I’d do another 10 years.’

June 13, 2022 by
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CrossFit legend Samantha Briggs has retired, bidding farewell to the sport after Strength In Depth in London.

“What a ride! This weekend will forever hold a special place in my heart. Feeling the love from the home crowd made it even harder to call it a day. As sad as it is to leave one chapter behind me I’m ready to begin the next. Don’t forget to follow your dreams, you never know where they’ll take you,” 40-year-old Briggs said.

Briggs first competed at the CrossFit Games in 2010 and fell in love with the sport. She won the Games in 2013 and is still the only British winner. She harbored an outside hope of making the Games one final time by qualifying through Strength In Depth this week, but finished seventh and was happy to have her swan song in front of her home crowd.

“It’s a little bit saddening, like it’s the end of an era. If my body could take it, I’d still do it. Sign me up for another 10 years, let’s go. But unfortunately, you can only handle so much. I’ve been doing it since 2010, I think it’s time to give my body a rest,” Briggs said.

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