“I felt added pressure that I was expected to qualify for the Games and like it would be a large upset if I didn't. Thankfully, so far in my career, I do better with pressure.”
Talayna Fortunato, third-place finisher at the 2012 Reebok CrossFit Games, is once again returning to Carson, Calif., and has her eyes set on the ultimate prize: being named the Fittest on Earth. After a solid first-place finish at this year’s South East Regional, the 32-year-old former gymnast showed no weakness over the three-day competition. Second-place finisher, Anna Tunnicliffe, was 26 points behind Fortunato.