Katrin Davidsdottir Places Third at the Reebok Spartan Race, Iceland

Katrin Davidsdottir finishes Spartan Race in her home country, Iceland. @ascent_protein/Instagram
Katrin Davidsdottir finishes Spartan Race in her home country, Iceland. @ascent_protein/Instagram

On her home turf, two-time CrossFit Games champion Katrin Davidsdottir competed with her mother and placed third in the Reebok Spartan Race sprint course in Reykjavik, Iceland with a final time of 1:48:04.

Davidsdottir waited to leave the finish line to support her mother.

Favorite part about running my first ever @spartanrace : Getting to cheer on my mommy by the finish line who also ran it with me! So proud. ❤️ She had quite the finish .. 🐙🐙🐙 – Such a challenging race & I absolutely loved it – we hiked up a steep mountain that was SO icy, ran along the windy top & then I literally had to slide down on the way back down ahah! AND obsticles: we’ll work on them hehehehe but only two I fell on! Took almost two hours but seriously, I was bummed to cross the finish line. Just wanted to keep going! – Then afternoon spent with media crew! I just LOVE talking & sharing my stories & experiences! 😍😍😍 – PS shoutout to all those who 15mins before my race handed me #1 a waterproof shell #2 waterproof gloves #3 high socks. You may have saved my life. Best regards, the total rooooookie 🤦🏼‍♀️💋 Thank you to the increeeedible spartan community for the warm welcomes!

A post shared by Katrín Tanja Davíðsdóttir (@katrintanja) on Dec 16, 2017 at 5:55pm PST

The Sprint is one of the most challenging courses, featuring close to 25 obstacles across five miles of rough terrain. The elements of the region itself provided an extra challenge for the athletes. The entire race for Davidsdottir was completed in frigid temperatures, was pitch black and consisted of multiple levels of elevation, testing the endurance of the athletes. Davidsdottir spoke of an icy mountain she had to scale and slide down the other side. The course also had ice glaciers, geysers and even active volcanos.

Davidsdottir isn’t the only CrossFit Games athlete who has stepped out of competing in CrossFit to test their fitness in different environments. Sam Dancer and his wife Jen competed in multiple different Tough Mudder’s in the past few months. Spartan Race even poses a question in their post, asking if any other elite level athletes will join Davidsdottir and cross over to take on their first Spartan? Maybe Davidsdottir will start a trend.

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Jim Isbell is a contributing writer at The Barbell Spin. He trains at Crossfit Fort Worth in the great state of Texas.

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