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Dottir

By: Katrin Davidsdottir
Narrated by: Katrin Davidsdottir
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Publisher's Summary

This is a memoir written and read by two-time CrossFit Games champion, Katrin Davidsdottir. 

Dottir is two-time consecutive CrossFit Games Champion Katrin Davidsdottir's inspiring and poignant memoir. As one of only two women in history to have won the title of “Fittest Woman on Earth” twice, Davidsdottir knows all about the importance of mental and physical strength. She won the title in 2015, backing it up with a second win in 2016, after starting CrossFit in just 2011.  

A gymnast as a youth, Davidsdottir wanted to try new challenges and found a love of CrossFit. But it hasn't been a smooth rise to the top. In 2014, just one year before taking home the gold, she didn't qualify for the Games. She used that loss as motivation and fuel for training harder and smarter for the 2015 Games. She pushed herself and refocused her mental game. Her hard work and perseverance paid off with her return to the Games and subsequent victories in 2015 and 2016. 

In Dottir, Davidsdottir shares her journey with listeners. She details her focus on training, goal setting, nutrition, and mental toughness.

©2019 Katrin Davidsdottir; Foreword copyright Ben Bergeron (P)2019 Macmillan Audio

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Amazing!

I give Katrin a lot of credit for opening up about herself. Her story inspiring and uplifting. The story of her grandmother really resonated with me since I lost mine around the same time. I would recommend the book to people who are not into CrossFit since a lot of her story is about overcoming adversity. Knowing Crossfit and The Games just gives you some context. Another book I would listen to multiple times. Thank you for sharing your story.

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Meh...

I’m a long time fan of Katrin Davidsdottir and when I heard she was coming out with a book I was so excited!
I’m still glad I was able to listen to her story but in parts it was not much to listen to.

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Okay at best

This entire book feels extremely fake and overproduced. It doesn’t sound the way that Katrin talks. It uses a ton of hyperbole and metaphors that it’s clear weren’t written by Katrin and poor editing makes parts fairly repetitive.
Dottir drinking game:
Every time she says “deep dive” finish your drink.
If she says “Ben”, “CFNE”, “mindset”, or mentions a grandparent you have to drink.

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Great Access to some 1% mind set

Loved the book narrator was great very clear voice my favorite part was her holding onto the chain her now deceased Grandmother also has.

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Great read

Nice and touching story from a true champion. The narration is really sincere and humain. Very inspirational!

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Did Not Disappoint

Great story. Inspiring for anyone into physical fitness. Katrin did an exceptional job on the narration.

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Beautiful.

Thank You for writing this book and for your honesty. I love that you narrated this one yourself. Even I could feel your Amma. ♥️

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Inspiring

It was very inspiring, and I could relate to so much of her story! It is a must read

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Great story

Highly recommend this book. Having it read by Katrin herself made a huge difference. I appreciate her story and the vulnerability she endured to make the story complete.

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Motivation

Being a female in fitness this book gave me a new outlook on working out and finding my inner Katrin! I really enjoyed this book and learning more about her CrossFit story.

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  • 09-29-19

Amazing woman, amazing book

I'm not normally one for biographies but this open and honest review of Katrins performances is hands down one of best books I've come across. Having Katrin read it herself makes it feel even more intimate. The frank way she discusses not only the highs but also the lows and less well known parts of her life sets this apart.
Loved it - now I'm off to the box

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-06-19

Amazing

Amazing book - really inspirational to hear Katrins Story. True Sled-Dog! literally was glued to listening to her. I got through it in one weekend. Exactly what everyone needs to hear!

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  • terry
  • 09-07-19

Girl has will

This lady has the will to win a good look at how hard they train to get to the top

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  • Ben
  • 06-20-22

Inspirational

A true inspiration. An invaluable perspective on mindset changes to overcome adversity, from a champion athlete. Worth keeping with you no matter where you are on your journey.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-06-22

Great inspirational and motivational book

As someone who does CrossFit and enthusiast of most sports and training I found this a great listen. It gives you a real insight into the makeup of a CrossFit games champion and the training and dedication to reach the top. It was also really great to hear Katrin narrate the audiobook too. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for some inspiration.

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  • Helen Major
  • 03-14-22

Great listen

Nicely read by the author. I have recently started CrossFit and it was so interesting to hear about Katrin’s life and how she won the games.

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  • Steve mcgregor
  • 02-18-22

very interesting insight

A really interesting book read by the author.
it gives an amazing insight in to crossfit and what it takes to make it as the fittest woman in the world. very inspiring. Thanks Katrin.

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  • Rachel
  • 01-20-22

Helped

Your book has helped me in my workouts and pushed me to work harder

Thank u

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-22-21

Love the crossfit

I love doing crossfit my self. And then listen to one of the Great crossfit athlet out there, is an inspiration.

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  • Jason
  • 09-05-21

Positivity and gripping

Loved it, if it wasn't for my headphones breaking with a couple chapters left I'd of finished it in one go
Positive messages for living life from start to finish

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  • Sharna
  • 10-26-22

so inspiring

loved this book, makes me want to test my limits just like Katrin. Be smart, Be strong.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-11-22

Excellent book

Excellent book and narration - can really tell her passion for the sport. There are so many motivational quotes within the book

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-07-22

Raw and real

I’ve read majority of books regarding CrossFit athletes and this is by far the best. Overcoming the mental strains of competing and training at a elite level and letting everyone know it’s not all sun shine and daisy’s.
Great book!

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  • Warren
  • 03-27-22

Outstanding candour and honesty.

Great to hear how it is and the mental side of the games in your own head when competing. Honest and humble, true champion.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-12-21

Inspirational

Great story of hard work and dedication for an exceptional athlete. Makes me want to work harder at my box.

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  • Kayne Doanld
  • 03-14-21

what a great book

worth a read and a listen if your want to improve on your fitness its a good story and i took a lot out of it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-26-20

Incredible story!

I am already in love with athlete books which this one was incredible. A female perspective always makes it better for more as alot of things I can relate to. But the story of how she came to be is amazing and this is a story I enjoyed

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-13-20

This is what you’ve been searching for!

Being humble is so very rare and find that in a world class athlete is incredible.

Katrin, thank you so much x

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  • Sophia Nejkov
  • 05-22-20

Insightful, inspiring and incredibly human.

"Dottir" as an incredible memoir of resilience, passion, commitment and what it means to be family. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, being a crossfitter myself. From that aspect it is incredibly interesting to walk alongside Katrin and her coaches to get an insight into her training. For non-crossfitters, this too will be an amazing journey to follow, any sports-person, athlete, or someone needing motivation to keep going or get started in any aspect in life should listen to this book.

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  • Kate
  • 04-26-20

Awesome book

Great to listen and understand to life of an athlete. Fantastic book and inside look into Katrins life