Tia-Clair Toomey CrossFit: The 'Fittest Woman On Earth' Has Just Been Revealed And Never Gave Up [Photos]

Bradley Ryder

Tia-Clair Toomey's impressive physique is making many fitness enthusiasts realize they are not putting in enough work at the gym.

For Tia Toomey -- as some call her, for short -- the third time is the charm; the "Fittest Woman on Earth" has finally gotten her moment in lights -- this time at the top. The Aussie dominated the 2017 CrossFit Games in Madison, Wisconsin and can finally put the "runner up" curse behind.

Tia won the competition by the slimmest of margins (two points) after placing second in the 2015 and 2016 Games. The Queenslander super athlete was overcome by emotion as she competed in fitness events over four days: running, jumping and lifting -- the latter, her specialty.

The CrossFit Games event is a competition for elite athletes who participate in exhausting contests that unveil the fittest man and woman on the planet. Having launched in 2007, the contest has become "one of the fastest growing sports in America," as Forbes wrote in a previous article.

Called even more grueling than Ironman contests, triathlons, and other tests of fitness, CrossFit uses a variety of movements that test agility and robustness rather than train for the same. The Games Toomey took part in is less of a program for fitness than it is to discover -- through tests -- the fittest woman -- or man – on Earth.

"Women will complete 3 handstand push-ups and 5 kettlebell deadlifts, 5 handstand push-ups and 8 kettlebell deadlifts, 8 handstand push-ups and 13 kettlebell deadlifts, then pick up 2 35-lb. kettlebells and lunge 89 feet with them overhead to the finish line."

"I have phenomenal athletes to compete against. Ever since I started CrossFit, Kara Webb and Annie (third-placed Thorisdottir of Iceland) were everything. So just to be right next to me on the floor, I'm a bit overwhelmed, it's just so nice."

Congratulations Tia-Clair Toomey for winning the 2017 CrossFit Games and becoming the Fittest Woman On Earth.

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