13 Inspiring Facts About The Fittest Woman On Earth

“Strong is the new skinny.”

Meet Canadian Camille Leblanc-Bazinet who has been crowned “Fittest Woman on Earth” after winning the 2014 CrossFit Games in California.

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The grueling event involves high intensity swims, power lifting and sprints.

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1. It’s her first title since entering the annual event in 2010.

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2. She’s a 25-year-old student at Sherbrooke University in Canada.

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3. She’s 5ft2 and weighs in at 130 pounds.

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4. She trains anywhere between two and six hours per day.

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5. She eats *a lot* of food. Like regularly has five eggs for breakfast.

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6. And her diet is centered around protein.

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7. She can straight lift twice her bodyweight. This is 260 pounds.

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8. Camille can do dozens of pull ups in one set.

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9. Her hands are torn to shreds because of all that lifting.

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10. One of her mottos is “strong is the new skinny” telling National Post: “There’s this huge movement… women are just so proud of feeling strong. It’s wonderful to see that.”

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11. Her husband is fellow CrossFit athlete Dave Lipson.

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12. She’s now a Canadian national hero. Move over hockey players.

Congratulations to Canadian @CamilleLbaz for winning the title of “Fittest Woman on Earth” at the 2014 @CrossFitGames

— Stephen Harper (@pmharper)
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13. Camille has the greatest life philosophy.

"I keep telling myself when I workout, no regrets ... play your game hard and just be proud." —@CamilleLbaz

— The CrossFit Games (@CrossFitGames)
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Mark Di Stefano is a political editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in Sydney, Australia.
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