Athlete Profile

Athlete: Denae Brown

Denae Brown's Profile Picture
165 cm
57 kg


Filthy 500:00
Fight Gone Bad0
Sprint 400m0:00
Run 5k0:00
Clean & Jerk0 kg
Snatch0 kg
Deadlift0 kg
Back Squat0 kg
Max Pull-ups0


This will be the first year back competing after the birth of my first born child Sarah Macdonald. A special thanks to my support crew, coaches & sponsors. All have played a crucial role in my return to competition. Dan Williams - ROM, Rob Downtown - Crossfit Norwest RAW Strength & Conditioning, Ben Schwartz - CrossFit Melbourne, Lucy Caldwell - The Mill gym, SPS gear, BSN, Genesis Bentley and Rohan Macdonald without you none of this would be possible.


How I Eat

I eat whatever is convenient

How I Train

I workout mostly at a CrossFit Affiliate

I workout mostly at home, work, or a traditional gym

I have a coach who determines my programming

Worked with Rob Downtown from CrossFit Norwest RAW strength & conditioning on an intensive program to bring me back to competition strength after having over 5 months off of training. The programmed was tailored towards my weakness including injuries and helping me to bounce back competing safely after having a baby. I now am working with Dan Williams at ROM as I move into the competition season. I train at home, ROM, The Mill Gym & Genesis Bentley

My Athletic Background

I played youth or high school level sports

I regularly play recreational sports

basketball, netball, softball, gymnastics, track & field.... & curling... ;-)

My Experience With CrossFit

I began CrossFit with a coach (e.g. at an affiliate)

I have had a life changing experience due to CrossFit

I train other people

My Work/Rest Schedule

I do multiple workouts in a day 2x a week

How long have you been doing CrossFit?

2-4 years


Athlete Coverage

Matt Reilly, Kara Gordon, and CrossFit Active put in the top scores on 13.1.   After more than a million burpees and snatches, the first week of the 2013 CrossFit Open is now officially...
Article, Posted Mon, 03.11.13
Rory McKernan and Pat Sherwood delve into ten of the most outstanding performances of the Northern California, North Central, and Australia Regional. 
Video, Posted Thu, 05.24.12
Re-live the memorable moments and devastating disappoints from the Australia Regional. Kara Gordon set a world record on Event 2 in Australia.  Chad Mackay secured a 1st place finish...
Article, Posted Tue, 05.22.12
Games Qualifying Women: Kara Gordon, Ruth Anderson Horrell and Denae Brown See all Event Summary Videos.
Video, Posted Sun, 05.20.12
While no woman was able to finish the workout entirely, Denae Brown and Kara Gordon finihsed in 1st tied with a time of 17:04. Amy Dracup followed with 17:12. Games Qualifying Women: Kara Gordon,...
Video, Posted Sun, 05.20.12
The weekend in Australia ended in a dramatic and exciting fashion. Well it was excitement that the crowd came for and it was excitement they received. In many years and many...
Article, Posted Sun, 05.20.12
Denae Brown continues her streak of success with a 1st place finish on Event 4, finishing in 17:34. Ruth Anderson Horrell finishes almost 2 minutes later in 19:16, with Kara Gordon following in 3rd...
Video, Posted Sat, 05.19.12
Event 4 presented itself to Australia's athletes a one of the most grueling workouts of the weekend. Just past the halfway point, Event 4 presented itself as one of the...
Article, Posted Sat, 05.19.12
There were many surprises in Event 1 of the women in Australia. Relative unknowns Rebecca Eastwell, Denae Brown and Kara Gordon were top three for Diane.  See all Event Summary Videos.
Video, Posted Fri, 05.18.12
The story of the day goes to Kara Gordon who set a new record on Event 2 by 11 seconds. After the morning dance with Diane, competitors transitioned from the couplet to a...
Article, Posted Fri, 05.18.12