After making her competitive CrossFit debut as a 20 year-old in 2010, Rogue athlete Annie Thorisdottir quickly earned the nickname “Thor’s Daughter”—not just as a play on her last name, but as a description of her otherworldly athleticism. In the years that followed, she earned a new title, “Fittest Woman on Earth,” as her first place finishes at the 2011 and 2012 CrossFit Games made her the event’s first two-time Women’s Champion.
Thorisdottir was born in Reykjavik, Iceland, where she trained in gymnastics for nearly a decade and developed added skills in ballet dancing and pole vaulting. Since taking up CrossFit, she routinely dominated the women’s European Regionals and reached the podium at the Games in each of her first four appearances. After a major injury forced her out of competition in 2013, she still bounced back to take 2nd Place at the Games the following summer, and added two more Top 5 finishes to her resume in 2017 and 2018. Thorisdottir’s most inspiring performances of all, however, may have come in 2021. After taking the previous year off to have her first child, Annie returned to the Games, a month shy of her 32nd birthday, and put forth a remarkable, emotional performance, finishing third overall. She then gave Tia Toomey a serious challenge at the Rogue Invitational in Austin, Texas, finishing a close runner-up and proving she’s still among the world’s most formidable athletes.
Annie co-owns an Affiliate in Reykjavik and coaches other athletes in her spare time. In 2018, she appeared in the Rogue documentary Fullsterkur, talking about the culture and tradition of strength athletes in her native Iceland. Her line of exclusive products in the Rogue Signature Series includes the “DOTTIR” and “Annie Strength” shirt and tank.