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ANNA TOBIAS (formerly TUNICLIFFE)

ANNA TOBIAS (TUNICLIFFE previously known) won the 2019 & 2018 35-39 age group. Prior to competing in Masters, @atunnicliffetobias competed 5 times as an individual athlete at the games 😆

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The impressive thing about Anna’s performance this year is that she is also trying to qualify for the US sailing team for the Olympics in Tokyo in 2020. Anna also competed in the olympics in 2008 (collecting a gold medal🥇) and 2012. Trials started this week for selection and go through to December.

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SAILING AND CROSSFIT TOGETHER?

When asked how she fits everything in to train for the CrossFit games and for Olympic selection a month later she replied that she trained less for Crossfit this year as she had to put a lot of time into sailing. Typically she trained 1 to 1.5 hours of CrossFit per day and 2-4 hours of sailing (wind dependant). She also owns and runs T2 CrossFit with her husband Brad Tobias.


WHAT WAS ANNA’S CAREER HIGHLIGHT?

“I would say finishing top 10 twice In the individual division, and then winning the masters the first year was super special to me, and this years win was a total surprise for me so I’m extremely proud of that too!”

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HOW HAS SHE KEPT HERSELF SO HEALTHY OVER SUCH A LONG TIME PERIOD:

Training and being honest with her coach (and husband) @bradletes is one factor and finding the balance of pushing but not over training. She focus’s heavily on recovery using her @ntrecovery, @hyperice, and @compexusa. She also take lurong living protein and living essentials. She wear @skins_usa recovery gear and eats well!!

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WHAT ARE ANNA’S FUTURE PLANS FOR CROSSFIT?

When asked Anna responded with “I love the sport (CrossFit) and will keep doing it to train for sailing and we will see where it goes after that. But for sure it will always be apart of my life! I love competing and CF so who knows 😛”

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3 THINGS YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT ANNA:

1. She is terrified of water (yes I laughed out loud considering she is a 2x olympian in sailing 😂🤣)

2. She has a minor in music performance for the cello 🎼

3. She loves cooking, particularly baking 🧁😋



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