CrossFit Games Athlete Sam Briggs Sets World Record in 1,000 Meter Row

Most people who have watched the Reebok CrossFit Games since 2012 know Sam Briggs is very, very fit. And her fitness extends to the Concept2 rower, where she’s normally among the best functional fitness athletes in the world as far as performance. Now, she’s got her second world record to prove she’s one of the best on the Concept2, period.

Briggs was recently awarded her second Concept2 World Record for a row performed as part of the Dubai Fitness Championship qualifier. Briggs rowed 1,000 meters in just 3 minutes and 23.9 seconds, a new world record for lightweight women age 30-39.

It’s official … my @dxbfitnesschamp qualifier was a light weight female world record 💪🏻 … so I now hold the 500m and the 1000m … next stop to take that 2km title 🚣🏼‍♀️🏆 #crossfit #concept2 #rowrowrowyourboat #myhandstandwasntarecord #enginelikebriggs

Briggs’ row isn’t close to the overall world record — set by Swedish athlete Cissi Velin, who competed as a heavyweight in the 19-29 age class and rowed an astounding 3:06.2 — but it’s still incredibly impressive for her group. Briggs also holds the 500 meter record in her age and weight class at 1:33.4.

Below is a clip from the end of Brigg’s record-setting row.

Think you can go faster?!

Featured image: @bicepslikebriggs on Instagram