For Rogue athlete and two-time “Fittest Woman on Earth” Katrín Tanja Davíðsdóttir, reaching her ultimate goal was as much about mental determination as physical ability. By the age of 20, the native of Reykjavik, Iceland, had already made two promising appearances at the CrossFit Games. In 2014, however, she narrowly missed qualifying for the event after a sixth place finish in the Europe Regional. Turning that disappointment into motivation, Katrin took her training to another level in 2015, and arrived back at the CrossFit Games with a new confidence to match. She would proceed to hold her own against fierce competition all weekend, finally vaulting herself to the top of the podium with a first place finish in the very last event of the Games—Pedal to the Metal 2.
In 2016, Katrin left any doubt behind as to her place atop the sport, successfully defending her crown and joining her countrywoman Annie Thorisdottir as a repeat women’s champion. Friendly rivalries with Thorisdottir and Tia-Clair Toomey (who was runner-up to Katrin in both ‘15 and ‘16) have only helped to inspire her to train harder in the years since, leading to six more Top 10 finishes at the Games, including a 7th place performance in 2023; an impressive effort to mark her 10th career appearance in the competition. By any measure, Davdidsdottir stands among the all-time greats to compete at CrossFit's highest level.
Before entering the CrossFit world at the age of 18, Katrin was a successful track-and-field athlete and trained for 10 years as a gymnast. She is currently affiliated with CrossFit Coeur d'Alene, and has published two books: Dottir: My Journey to Becoming a Two-Time CrossFit Games Champion and the children’s book What Is the Way? (co-written with Annie Thorisdottir). Katrin also worked with Rogue to help design the official Davidsdottir Edition of the Cerakote Bella Bar, featuring her “Sled Dog” logo.