Þuríður Erla Helgadóttir, Þurí, was born in Iceland, in 1991. As a child and teenager she played football and then moved on to track and field, doing 400-800 m. sprints.
She started CrossFit in 2010 at CrossFit Sport, where she has trained since.
Along with competing and training, Þurí studies Physiotherpy at the University of Iceland and coaches classes at CrossFit Sport.
Her competitive CrossFit career started in 2011 she went with a team from CrossFit Sport to the European Regionals where they took 1st place and qualified for The CrossFit Games. Þurí then made her first trip to the Games!