Annie
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Injury Forces Annie Thorisdottir to Withdraw from Competing at Dubai CrossFit Championship

Annie is out.

“It breaks my heart but unfortunately I won’t be able to compete this year. I got the opportunity to have the surgery/threading done for my heart arrhythmia and felt like I had to go for it for a more successful season. It was supposed to be one week but unfortunately it’s now been 10 days and it is just taking a little longer to heal up.”

It affected her during the 2018 CrossFit Games for the first time ever during competition, read more:

Annie Thorisdottir Suffered a Heart Arrhythmia During CrossFit Games Event ‘Chaos’

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I can’t wait to visit Dubai and all the amazing people there in just 2 days!! I have been competing at the Dubai Fitness Championships almost every year since 2013 – I absolutely love going there and it’s always been such a fun event of the season 💚 🖤 It breaks my heart but unfortunately I won’t be able to compete this year . I got the opportunity to have the surgery/ threading done for my heart arrhythmia and felt like I had to go for it for a more successful season. It was supposed to be one week away from training but unfortunately it’s now been 10 days and it is just taking a little longer to heal up. I’M STILL FOR SURE GOING TO DUBAI THIS YEAR THOUGH!! 🤪😎

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Annie Thorisdottir talked about the surgery in an earlier post on her instagram account.

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I have had a heart arrhythmia for the past 6 years or so. It has not bothered me that much in daily life, as it only happens every 2-3 months or so. This year it happened for the first time during competition – the caos event- so I decided to have someone take a look at it. This is something I have dreaded to do for a long time now so it was a big step for me to take. I went for a “surgery” this Monday. It’s crazy to think and experience what is possible with modern medicine. There I was lying on the table fully awake with 3 wires inside my heart getting pumped with Adrenaline – stress hormone and electro stimulation to get my heart beating fast enough. It was such a strange and honestly funny feeling to be there feeling like I was in a hard core training session while lying flat in a hospital bed. We did find out where my extra beats are likely getting produced but it is in a spot where I am not sure if I’m willing to take the risk to get it fixed. Everything went really well and we found out I have extremely strong heart ♥️ I am so incredibly grateful for the doctors and the nurses how sweet they were and safe they all made me feel. Now it’s back to full training in only 5 more days!!! This won’t slow me down 🔥👊 got my eye on the 🥇

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She will still attend the event with her boyfriend Frederik Aegidius, who is competing.