From firefighter to CrossFit superstar, Sam Briggs (aka The Engine) tells her inspirational story of battling her way to the top, facing injuries and setbacks head-on with the same unstoppable energy and grit that have made her an icon in the sport.
Samantha Briggs is a CrossFit athlete, formerly crowned the fittest woman in the world on winning the 2013 Games. Despite a catalogue of injuries, Sam has continued to compete at the very highest levels of the sport, and in 2019 was given the prestigious Spirit of the Games Award, honouring her extraordinary character, resilience and courage. Prior to CrossFit, Sam was a firefighter and footballer. She now lives in Manchester, when not travelling the world for competitions, where she runs her own CrossFit gyms.