Two-time defending champion Annie Thorisdottir announces that she will not be competing in the 2013 Reebok CrossFit Games in order to allow her back to heal completely.
"There is this difference in competing hurt and competing injured," she says. "Sometimes you can push, but in this case, I can't really. I've decided to listen to my body and listen to my doctor's advice, and not push through it."
Thorisdottir will be attending the Games as a spectator and vows her return stronger than ever in 2014 in order to regain her title.