One of CrossFit’s all-time toughest competitors, the 5’2”, 130-pound Kris Clever was the 2010 “Fittest Woman on Earth” and has three other Top 5 CrossFit Games finishes to her name. For many of her fans and competitors, though, Clever made her greatest impression at the 2013 Games, when she refused to quit even as the intense pain of a severe shoulder injury had put her out of the running. This effort later earned her the “Spirit of the Games” award.
Clever remains a dedicated Rogue athlete and currently trains in Van Nuys, CA, near her lifelong L.A. stomping grounds. After taking a hiatus from individual CrossFit competition in 2014, she returned to the California Regional in 2015 and 2016, then made her debut in the new CrossFit Games 35-39 Masters Division in 2017, winning the DIANE event and finishing 17th overall.