Conviction Athlete of the Month October 2016

cynthia-finish-lineNot too often does an athlete reach the World level in their first year of competition. But that’s exactly what Cynthia Fiori did in 2016.

After running her very first Spartan Race in May, Cynthia represented her country in the Spartan World Championships in Lake Tahoe just five months later.

Cynthia started training with us this summer after having qualified for the World Championships on her own. As a former NCAA soccer player, she knew the value in training alongside a team of dedicated individuals and wanted to be ready for Tahoe.

She ran hills. Dragged cinder blocks. Walked along slack lines. Carried salt bags. Wrestled with sand bags. And trained like an animal.

After months of hard work and dedication, not only did Cynthia finish what was one of the most difficult courses in Spartan history (an estimated 20% did not finish the World Championship race), but she finished an outstanding 30th in her age group!

Qualifying for the Spartan Race World Championships is a huge accomplishment. Finishing 30th in her age group is incredible. But throw in the fact that Cynthia battles Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis and her story becomes nothing short of inspirational.

CTV News shared Cynthia’s story last month during one of their Athlete of the Week segments. I’d highly recommend checking it out.

Cynthia has quickly become a huge asset to our team. She pushes everyone in training and genuinely cares about the success and happiness of her teammates.

Thanks for choosing to #TrainWithConviction, Cynthia!