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Sam Briggs Responds to Her Epic Win at The Dubai CrossFit Championship

“One day I’ll retire … just not yet ?”


The Dubai CrossFit Championship wrote:

“Experience and grit counts! Samantha Briggs came off a season plagued by injury and surgery. And yet here she is, standing atop a field of elite women significantly younger than her. With 7 event finishes in the top 3, including event wins on 2 of the final 3 events, she has proven that she still has the capacity to not just compete, but to dominate events at the highest level.

Samantha battled next to her friend and training partner Jamie Greene all weekend. Lined up next to each other in the last event, the two women propelled themselves toward the finish, with Sam being the only woman to complete Event 10.

What a race to close out a contest that went back and forth between the two fierce competitors all weekend long.

Welcome back to the individual competition at the 2019 CrossFit Games Sam Briggs! We are excited to announce you as the woman who has earned the qualifying spot from the2018 Dubai CrossFit®️ Championship!” 

The Top 10 Women

  1. Sam Briggs 817
  2. Jaime Greene 811
  3. Sara Sigmundsdottir 805
  4. Karin Frey 760
  5. Dani Speegle 736
  6. Alessandra Pichelli 720
  7. Bethany Shadburne 691
  8. Harriet Roberts 677
  9. Gabriella Migala 677
  10. Mia Akerlund 660




The Dubai CrossFit® Championship is the first CrossFit®, Inc. – sanctioned event in the world rewarding the first place male, female and team competitors with a qualification to the 2019 Rebook CrossFit Games®.

2016 – 2017

Expanding on the previous success of the event, the introduction of the online qualifier allowed the Dubai CrossFit® Championship to reach more athletes than ever before. In 2017 we welcomed a total of 72 athletes from 19 different countries representing four continents, including 32 CrossFit Games® athletes.

2012 – 2015

Prior to the online qualifier athletes were required to travel to Dubai and compete across multiple gyms and venues to earn a spot to the finals a week later which provided a great platform for the local fitness community to thrive and compete amongst themselves and set the stage for the years to come.

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