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The Most Fearless Athletes of the 2015 CrossFit Games

Kara Webb

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Name: Kara Webb
Age: 25
Home Region: Australia
Fun Fact: Webb was forced to withdraw from the Games in 2014 after an arm injury left her sidelined, but this year she has a real chance at making it to the podium. This CrossFit veteran's fifth time competing at the Games could be her lucky one! (Thinking of adding CrossFit to your routine? Learn The 12 Biggest Myths About CrossFit before signing up for a box.)

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Mathew Fraser

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Name: Mathew Fraser
Age: 25
Home Region: North East
Fun Fact: Fraser was a dark horse in last year's competition, coming in second place as a virtual unknown and taking home the "Rookie of the Year" award. He won this year's Open competition, so we expect to see him gunning for the top spot.

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Chyna Cho

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Name: Chyna Cho
Age: 28
Home Region: Northern California
Fun Fact: After her first appearance at the Games in 2010, Cho struggled to qualify again for a few years. She managed to get back in the game in 2014 and became a crowd-favorite for her awesome lifts and badass bod.

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Cole Sager

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Name: Cole Sager
Age: 24
Home Region: North West
Fun Fact: This former University of Washington football player and one-time NFL draft hopeful transitioned to CrossFit after signing up for the 2014 Open and making it all the way to the national competition. (Need a reason to love CrossFit? We got 20 of them.)

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Sara Sigmundsdottir

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Name: Sara Sigmundsdottir
Age: 22
Home Region: Europe
Fun Fact: One of several athletes hailing from Iceland, this Nike-sponsored up-and-comer is likely going to offer up some tough competition.

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Rob Forte

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Name: Rob Forte
Age: 28
Home Region: Australia
Fun Fact: As one of Australia's most seasoned competitors, Forte, who claims he eats "Paleo 100 percent of the time," has already been to the games four times.

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Annie Thorisdottir

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Name: Annie Thorisdottir
Age: 25
Home Region: Europe
Fun Fact: Thorisdottir is CrossFit's "golden girl," and with good reason. She's the only female athlete to win the CrossFit Games twice. As one of the sport's most most well-known names, all eyes will be on her to see how far she'll make it this year. (Check out Annie Thorisdottir Demonstrating the Core Movements of CrossFit.)

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Jonne Koski

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Name: Jonne Koski
Age: 20
Home Region: Europe
Fun Fact: This Finland native grew up swimming competitively, so he should have no trouble with those tough water workouts. It's the 20-year-old's second time competing and he's sure to make waves.

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Lindsey Valenzuela

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Name: Lindsey Valenzuela
Age: 28
Home Region: Southern California
Fun Fact: Valenzuela is a life-long athlete who played college volleyball and found CrossFit through her experience with Olympic Weightlifting.

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Neal Maddox

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Name: Neal Maddox
Age: 37
Home Region: Northern California
Fun Fact: Two things Maddox loves: his dogs and donuts. One of the few athletes to admit to a pretty serious sweet-tooth, Maddox is also one of the oldest male athletes this year. For more photos of his adorable pups, check out his Instagram. (He also made our list of The Hottest and Fittest Guys of the 2014 CrossFit Games.)

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Nicole Holcomb

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Name: Nicole Holcomb
Age: 28
Home Region: Central East
Fun Fact: This is Holcomb's second trip to the Games, and has focused her training efforts on improving what she considers her biggest weakness: endurance.

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Khan Porter

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Name: Khan Porter
Age: 25
Home Region: Australia
Fun Fact: Porter gets our vote for hottest contender. Plus, based on his Instagram, this handsome Aussie seems to be just as into style as he is into fitness. Porter also dabbled as a writer before choosing to become an athlete full-time.

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Camille LeBlanc-Bazinet

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Name: Camille LeBlanc-Bazinet
Age: 26
Home Region: South West
Fun Fact: Last year's female winner, Leblanc-Bazinet is a former rugby player and accomplished weightlifter who has competed at the Games for the past five years. She's been vocal advocate of promoting the positive body image of strong, healthy women, and is married to fellow competitive CrossFitter Dave Lipson. (Get the scoop on How Camille Leblanc-Bazinet Went from Skinny to Fittest Woman on Earth.)

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Noah Ohlsen

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Name: Noah Ohlsen
Age: 24
Home Region: South East
Fun Fact: Ohlsen has a masters degree in Kinesiology and Strength and Conditioning, so he really knows his stuff. He finished eighth last year and is expected to place even higher this year.

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Katrin Tanja Davidsdottir

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Name: Katrin Tanja Davidsdottir
Age: 22
Home Region: Europe
Fun Fact: Four out of five women from the European region who qualified for the Games hail from Iceland, and Davidsdottir is one of them.

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Sam Briggs

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Name: Sam Briggs
Age: 33
Home Region: South East
Fun Fact: The winner of the 2013 competition, Briggs is surely hoping to reclaim her title of "Fittest Woman on Earth." In 2014 she won the Open but failed to qualify for the Games. (Another fun fact? She's score a spot on our list of The Hottest, Fittest Women of the 2014 CrossFit Games.)

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