Athlete Profile

Athlete: Ruth Anderson-Horrell

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CrossFit Wild South
167 cm
155 lb


Filthy 500:00
Fight Gone Bad0
Sprint 400m0:00
Run 5k0:00
Clean & Jerk97 kg
Snatch72 kg
Deadlift170 kg
Back Squat145 kg
Max Pull-ups38



How I Eat

I eat strict Paleo

I eat quality foods but don't measure the amount

How I Train

I have a coach who determines my programming

I record my workouts

I train and coach at CrossFit Invercargill. I also train at DogTown CrossFit for small parts of the year, and am programmed for by Dusty Hyland. My weightlifting coach is Jules Dempsey. I am supported by Again Faster, 180 Nutrition, and Just Another WOD

My Athletic Background

I played youth or high school level sports

Decline to answer

I came from multisport, long distance trail running and triathlon (all were recreational ). I played rugby up to university level.

My Experience With CrossFit

I began CrossFit by trying it alone (without a coach)

I have attended one or more specialty courses

I have had a life changing experience due to CrossFit

I train other people

Chris McSweeney (Crossfit Kapiti )started my CrossFit journey.

My Work/Rest Schedule

I do multiple workouts in a day 3+ times a week

I typically rest 4 or more days per month

I am coached by Dusty Hyland (crossfit) and Jules Dempsey (oly). My training partners are Michael Ungerer, and Lindsey Valenzuela. I am supported by WOD Gear, 180 nutrition and Just Another Wod (JAW).

How long have you been doing CrossFit?

4+ years

Ive been to 5 regionals, and the last 3 CrossFit Games.


Athlete Coverage

It was a record-breaking day on Day 1 of the Australia Regional.   The crowd had more than doubled by the start of the individual events on Day 1 of the 2014 Australia Regional....
Article, Posted Thu, 05.15.14
Top CrossFit Games athletes join CrossFitters in Queenstown, New Zealand to throw down at the CrossFit Tour.
Video, Posted Sat, 12.07.13
Individual athletes hit the pool for swimming and bar muscle-ups.   In 2011, Individual athletes opened the CrossFit Games by running into the surf at the Santa Monica Pier, marking...
Article, Posted Wed, 07.24.13
Webb, Forte, and Schwartz reign on Event 6.   The past two days, and no doubt the nights' activities, appeared to take their toll on the crowd. The spectators walked into the WIN...
Article, Posted Sat, 05.25.13
"It was pretty tough, but nice and short and sweet," Kaitlyn Sheppard said. View more photos here.   While Event 4 overwhelmed many competitors with its length and volume, Event 5...
Article, Posted Sat, 05.25.13
Event 4 was full body torture with most athletes struggling to make it past 20 of the 100 dumbbell snatches within the 25-minute time cap.   The workout that marked the beginning...
Article, Posted Sat, 05.25.13
"Typically, I get really nervous so I thought I'd dress up to take my mind off the actual competition and have a little more fun this time," Matt Healey said. View more photos here...
Article, Posted Fri, 05.24.13
Sheep farmer Ruth Anderson Horrell was the only woman representing the island nation of New Zealand at the CrossFit Games in 2012.  "The CrossFit community in New Zealand is really still starting...
Video, Posted Fri, 11.30.12
Thorisdottir retains CrossFit Games crown in Carson. Annie Thorisdottir became the first repeat champion in the history of the CrossFit Games by winning the 2012 competition by an 85-...
Article, Posted Sun, 07.15.12
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