Katrin Davidsdottir Will Compete at the Reebok Spartan Race Sprint Course in Iceland

Reigning Games champ Katrin Davidsdottir is proving why she's won the Games twice. Davidsdottir won both events on Day 2 at the East Regional.
Reigning Games champ Katrin Davidsdottir is proving why she's won the Games twice. Davidsdottir won both events on Day 2 at the East Regional. ©2017 CrossFit Inc. Used with permission from CrossFit Inc.

Two-time CrossFit Games champion Katrin Davidsdottir announced via her Instagram account Tuesday that she will be competing in the Reebok Spartan Race, hosted by her home country of Iceland on Dec. 16.

Of the four different races, Davidsdottir will compete in the sprint course. The sprint course is the shortest of all the races at just over three miles, but there are 20-23 different obstacles depending on location.

Although all the races are different by design, you’re guaranteed to do a lot of burpees. If you fail an obstacle, there is a burpee penalty depending on the difficulty of the obstacle. The races incorporate a lot of differing challenges, such as crawling through a bed of barbed wire to climbing ropes, jumping through fire, scaling walls, throwing spears and carrying heavy buckets of sand.

A lot of “Spartans” — those who complete all four races: sprint, super, beast and trifecta — use CrossFit’s functional training to prepare them for these tests of fitness.

Stay tuned for a follow-up on how Davidsdottir finishes in the Reebok Spartan Race.

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Jim Isbell
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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