Elisabeth Akinwale is an American crossfit athlete. For those unfamiliar with the sport/exercise crazy that has swept my little town by storm- it's a high intensity strength and conditioning program all about "functional fitness."
Like Deborah Cordner Carson, another crossfit athlete I've featured, she too was a pretty athletic kid growing up. That seems to be a trend with people who get way into crossfit- they started this sports/fitness thing crazy young with a crazy intense sport like gymnastics.
What I think is really amazing about her--she won the 2011 Crossfit games. After training for just a year! Here's what she had to say about her ideas/feelings towards competition and training:
My greatest strength in training is my ability to hear and apply corrections to my movements. I would generally say my mental toughness in competition is also a strength, but one that the Games experience proved I need to hone further...My greatest weakness is that I’m still learning to work at truly high intensity. (1)
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