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Tia-Clair Toomey, Mat Fraser Win Awful Annie

Mat Fraser won in the Men's.

Tia-Clair Toomey made another statement in the final event of stage one of the 2020 CrossFit Games. In just 8:01, Toomey completed 150 GHD sit-ups, 150 double-unders, and cleans with 185 lbs for 5 to 4 to 3 to 2 to 1 rep(s). Now that’s how you finish strong. 

This workout was especially challenging because extending on a GHD is taxing not just on the core, but lower back. That number of reps is tremendous, and then, soon after, athletes had to perform relatively heavy cleans, which primarily engages the core and back.

Note: It was originally reported by CrossFit HQ that Kara Saunders won the event with a time of 7:01, though this was later spotted as inaccurate. That result was reported in the first version of this article. Saunders actually recorded a time of 8:54, good for second in the event behind Toomey. This article has been updated to reflect the new scores. We regret the error.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Here are the top five men and women for Awful Annie, in order:

Awful Annie Results

Women:

  1. Tia-Clair Toomey, 8:01
  2. Kara Saunders, 8:54
  3. Brooke Wells, 9:10
  4. Haley Adams, 9:19
  5. Ragnheiður Sara Sigmundsdóttir, 9:28

Men:

  1. Mathew Fraser, 8:46
  2. Brent Fikowski, 9:02
  3. Jacob Heppner, 9:07
  4. Justin Medeiros, 9:09
  5. Samuel Cournoyer, 9:22

For the complete results of the 2020 CrossFit Games, check out BarBend’s live leaderboard.

Mathew Fraser finished the event 16 seconds ahead of runner-up Brent Fikowski. Throughout this entire competition, Fraser’s engine proved to be one of his most significant assets. He performed each of the workouts quickly and smoothly, and this consistent pace is a big reason why he was able to win his fourth event of stage one of the 2020 Games. In the process, he also set a record for the most events won in the Games as an individual with 19.  For the rest of the Men, Jacob Heppner trailed Fikowski by just five seconds, and behind him was 21-year-old Justin Medeiros. Samuel Cournoyer got fifth place. 

In the Women’s division, Ragnheiður Sara Sigmundsdóttir was another surprise top-five finisher. Both Brooke Wells and Haley Adams stayed within striking distance of each other throughout and cinched third and fourth place, respectively. 

Now, it’s on to Aromas, California, where the top five in both divisions will compete for the title of Fittest on Earth and the hefty sum of $300,000 each. 

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