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Camille Leblanc-Bazinet wins international CrossFit Games

07/28/2014 08:44 EDT | Updated 09/27/2014 05:59 EDT
Quebec athlete Camille Leblanc-Bazinet is the world’s new fittest woman after winning the women’s individual competition at the CrossFit Games.

Leblanc-Bazinet came in first, defeating two-time champion Annie Thorisdottir, to claim a $275,000 prize at the Games this past weekend in Carson, Calif. These were her fifth CrossFit Games.

Her win makes her the first Canadian woman to win the individual competition since the Games began in 2007.

The Games are a test of strength and endurance, with athletes competing in various weightlifting, gymnastics and cardio workouts. 

Leblanc-Bazinet competed in 13 workouts at the Games, including a complex circuit of reps in which she placed first.

The 25-year-old athlete trains at CrossFit Brossard, which her family owns, and is also a chemical engineering student at University Of Sherbrooke.

Fellow Quebecer Michele Letendre finished fourth at this year’s CrossFit Games. The Montreal-based athlete has competed in the international competition since 2011.

CrossFit is a workout regimen involving Olympic weightlifting, gymnastics and calisthenics. Its popularity has grown exponentially since the first Games eight years ago.

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