April 09, 2012
Seventeen-year-old Darby Nelson has a huge deadlift—and a heart to match.
Recall for a second your adolescent years spent navigating high school. Most of us were self-conscious, overly critical and paranoid to say the least. For many of us, self-doubt was typically a rite of passage on the way to adulthood.
Darby Nelson, on the other hand, lives by a very different code.
Nelson is a 17-year-old CrossFitter training at Hammer Down CrossFit in Fairfax, Va. She’s been doing CrossFit since august 2010 and trains three or four times a week in season and about six times a week when not competing. Regularly, Nelson is found training early in the morning while her classmates are still sleeping.