Kim Csizmazia and Will Gadd are an all-star couple in the world of multi-sport mountain athletics. Combine their extreme-sports accomplishments and you’ve got a stack of hardware including two world ice-climbing championships and five X Games gold medals. Gadd, who has also set two paragliding world records and is recognized as one of the world’s best climbers, was the host of the Discovery Channel series Fearless Planet.
After CrossFitting for just over nine months, Csizmazia (chiz-mah-ZEE-uh) decided to put her athletic background and training to the test at the Canada Regional in Okotoks, Alta., after finishing 11th in the Central Canada Sectional. Having less than a year of CrossFit under her belt didn’t hurt this super-fit mother. Double-unders put her behind in the fourth event (44th-place finish), but her overall performance was very consistent—she was around 20th place in all events, save one, which was good enough for 25th overall.
We had the chance to catch up with Csizmazia and Gadd to get their perspective on CrossFit and the regional competition.
Additional reading: Event Recap: Canadian Regional.