Athlete Profile

Athlete: Betsy Finley

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122 lb


Filthy 5033:24
Fight Gone Bad234
Sprint 400m0:00
Run 5k0:00
Clean & Jerk102 lb
Snatch80 lb
Deadlift250 lb
Back Squat185 lb
Max Pull-ups18



How I Eat

I eat strict Paleo

I've been gluten free and cassein free for approximately 2.5 years. With strict Paleo I had to eliminate soy and honey from my diet too. I will be very strict during training...but afterward celebrate with some wine and dark chocolate!

How I Train

I workout mostly at a CrossFit Affiliate

I have a coach who determines my programming

I record my workouts

I love to work out with my CrossFit Akron family. I am starting to watch training videos to help me perfect my form. I have trusted my box to come up with my programming. I try to focus on skills that I know are weaker.

My Athletic Background

I have no athletic background besides CrossFit

I did some running and yoga when my children were little. At 50 I bought myself a sea kayak and i began to work out some to stay in shape and keep up with my friends who are all younger. A friend at work suggested I try a triathlon that involved kayaking. I added bicycling to my repertoire of great things to do. I joined a gym and met my current CrossFit owner there. When he left the gym to open his own CrossFit affiliate, I followed him out!

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

CrossFit prepares me both physically and mentally to face each day with positive panache!

My Work/Rest Schedule

I usually only do 1 workout a day

I typically rest 4 or more days per month

How long have you been doing CrossFit?

2-4 years


Athlete Coverage

Masters champions are crowned at the 2012 Reebok CrossFit Games. Proving that age is nothing but a number, the Masters athletes took to the stadium on Sunday to showcase...
Article, Posted Sun, 07.15.12
Only the top 12 Masters competitors will advance to Sunday.   Masters women ended their day with the longest workout of the weekend: a chipper that included deadlifts...
Article, Posted Sat, 07.14.12
Veteran Games athletes Rich Froning and Julie Foucher take the top spots at the end of the Open in the Central East Region.    All good things come to an end, even in CrossFit. While...
Article, Posted Fri, 03.30.12
"Although I worked for my gold medal in 2011, there is no way I would have even come close without the support and constant coaching from my entire gym. During the last event of the...
Article, Posted Fri, 03.09.12
Betsy Finley won the 60+ age division at the 2011 CrossFit Games. The champ, out of Akron, Ohio, says her energy, determination, and the support from her gym are what helped get to the top of the...
Video, Posted Fri, 01.13.12