Tia-Clair Toomey. Maybe you’ve heard of her. She’s the 2017, 2018, and 2019 CrossFit Games champion, a Commonwealth Games gold medalist, and an Olympian.
No big deal.
Naturally, we’re all wondering if she’s going to set a new record and win her fourth title in a row — and we have a good reason to believe it. She finished Phase 1 of the 2020 CrossFit Games sitting very comfortably in first, with 615 points. Behind her was Brooke Wells, with 580 points. But it’s safe to say that the champion knows this: Anything can happen. In fact, she said so after crushing it during Phase 1.
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A huge shout out to this stud for dominating yet again. @mathewfras 💪🏼 (This photo reflects the story of my life, always carrying him. 😜🤣JOKING! 🙃) However, on a more serious note, the job is not yet done. A lot to work on from now until the ranch and I can not wait to get stuck into it. LFG! #PRVN #trainingpartner #crossfitgames2020 📸 @butterybros
“The job is not yet done.” Why does that sound scary?
So, like the other pros, she’s spent this entire competitive season working toward one goal: Finish the Games at the top of the podium (again). Even with the pandemic and needing to quarantine indoors, she made it work. That’s the name of the game with CrossFit, right? Versatility? Adaptability?
Toomey is already in California, prepping for the Games and getting those last few training sessions in. As always, training buddy and fellow fittest Mat Fraser is nearby. (Psst! Check out this blog on how Toomey and Fraser compare to each other.)
So, what does her training look like, exactly? Toomey hasn’t posted an exact blow-by-blow, but we know this: She’s continuing to push her body to its absolute edge, sometimes in the form of box jumps. Lots and lots of box jumps.
And tons of barbell work. Here she is with Fraser doing what feels like a million power snatches, give or take.
She’s spending plenty of time training, of course. Remember, we’re talking about the woman who trained on the morning of her wedding — in curlers. But! Balance is key. Toomey has also made time for fun — in this case, fried chicken.
We’d be way off if we didn’t mention Shane Orr, Toomey’s husband and coach. She’s said before that he’s her “secret weapon,” and it’s safe to say that they make one dangerous team. Aside from being major #relationshipgoals, Orr has been right there beside her as she’s climbed to the top — and stayed there. Want to learn more about their relationship? Toomey talked about it a bit in TWL’s interview with her.
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HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO THIS SPUNK! 😘😍🥰 @shaneorr01 I can’t wait to be able to travel with you again and experience all the different places in the world, something I have really missed since Covid-19 hit. This is just a simple reminder that, you don’t realise how good you have it until it’s gone. 😘 Cherish every moment! I found this photo of Shane and I back in February when we were visiting @jarrettwbond22 & the team @1stphorm in St.Louis, Missouri.
When it comes to Toomey, it’s a similar conversation that we’ve had about Fraser: Can anyone beat her? What’s almost alarming about her performance is how easy she makes it look. She owns the leaderboard and leaves so many of her competitors in the dust… and she makes it look easy.
Will the second and final stage of the 2020 CrossFit Games bring us a new champion? Sound off in the comments section below.
Main image: Tia-Clair Toomey/Instagram