Seal Beach, CA - February 14, 2023 - Team TYR extends its relationship with Annie Thorisdottir, affectionately known as Iceland Annie, two-time CrossFit® Games champion and eleven-time CrossFit® Games competitor. Annie continues to leave her mark on the fitness world not only as a fierce competitor, but for her upbeat attitude and perpetual smile.
After ten successful trips to the Games in the individual division, Thorisdottir is the only athlete to have competed in a CrossFit Games during each of its three decades of existence. Having always competed in the individual division, in 2022 Annie set out to compete in the Games’ team division, where her team placed 4th. Loving the team atmosphere, Annie formed a new team to compete in the Female Elite division at TYR Wodapalooza and took second.
“I’m so excited to get to work alongside a company so invested in the sport that I love. Partnering with TYR excites me in so many ways, not only do I love the product but also the people behind it. The first generation of TYR Lifters and Trainers are so impressive that I can’t wait to see what the next iterations will bring,” said Thorisdottir.
Thorisdottir broke two Guinness World Records, one for most weight lifted in one-minute barbell snatch (female) and the other for most weight lifted in one-minute clean and jerk (female). Not satisfied, Annie went for record number three for most weight lifted in a one-minute thruster (female). The previous record was 1,212 lbs., but Thorisdottir obliterated the record by lifting 2,805 lbs.
“Annie is an integral part of the TYR Sport family. Her passion, determination and commitment to excellence make her an impactful member of the team. We can’t wait to see what she accomplishes next,” said Matt DiLorenzo, CEO of TYR Sport.
Since its inception more than three decades ago, TYR Sport has grown to exist as one of the world’s most recognizable swimming and triathlon brands. Founded in Huntington Beach, California, the American company has garnered industry success for major technologies including the celebrated Venzo technical suit. Today, TYR has become synonymous with the most groundbreaking athletes in swimming and continues to be the choice of champions.
Named for TYR the Norse god of valor and sacrifice, we're a company built on commitment and discipline. We've been pushing the limits of innovation to propel athletes to their absolute best for over 35 years. Whether it's personal records or world championships, we have the hard-earned hardware to back it up.