Back-to-Back “Fittest Woman on Earth” Tia Clair-Toomey: 12 Things You Didn’t Know About Me

Toomey (center) came out on top again at this year’s CrossFit Games

Tia Clair-Toomey has quite a list of athletic achievements for being only 25 years old. Toomey,  who is now a 2-time CrossFit Games champion after defending her 2017 title this past weekend — went to the Olympics less than a month after the ’16 CrossFit Games. 

Representing her home country of Australia as a 58 kg weightlifter at the Summer Olympics, Toomey came in 14th place. Not bad for an athlete who didn’t even train specifically in that sport.

In addition to having a variety of training programs on her website, Toomey also released a book, “How I became the Fittest Woman on Earth”, that chronicles her journey from a Games rookie who rocketed to second place to standing atop the podium last July.

Toomey was kind enough to take some time to talk about her life outside of training with us in our latest installment of our “12 Things You Didn’t Know About Me” series.


The last time I cried….was yesterday, throughout the movie Marly and Me.

My last meal on death row would be… A pack of Tim Tams, a bag of Peanut M&Ms and a Box of White Chocolate Magnum ice creams.

I get really, really freaked out by… Insects crawling into my ears.

Before I started on this fitness journey… I was a lab technician.

I love the smell of… the rain.

I strongly dislike when dogs/pets get mistreated.

If I could have one superpower it would be speed.

I can’t live without my food, I love food.

My favorite workout song is from [the animated film] Frozen.

The one thing I’d tell my younger self is don’t worry about the things that won’t matter in five years time.

My favorite childhood memory is going skydiving with my family.

The best piece of advice I ever got was, “How I do one thing is how I do everything”, so go live my life to the fullest.


More athletes from this series:

American Record Holder Quiana Welch

CrossFit Athlete Marcus Filly

Back-to Back Fittest Woman on Earth Tia-Clair Toomey 

CrossFit Athlete Brent Fikowski