Kit Dillon and Leota conquer ‘Army of Two’

By Ilia L. Likou ,

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ALL THE WAY TO THE FINISH: Kit Dillon and Jayde Leota on the home stretch from their last 800metres.

ALL THE WAY TO THE FINISH: Kit Dillon and Jayde Leota on the home stretch from their last 800metres. (Photo: Supplied)

Kit Dillon and Jayde Leota are the fittest pair at CrossFit FatuToa gym Vaitele.

The duo claimed the title by conquering FatuToa’s inaugural grueling Army of Two competition held last Saturday.

The competition saw teams of male and female tackle different workouts designed to test their strength, stamina, fitness and most importantly teamwork.

Ten teams entered the competition.

But deciding the winner came down to the last of four events. 

It involved burbees jumps, deadlifts and running.

Dillon and Leota’s all round fitness, stamina and running prowess allowed them to leapfrog two other teams for the title. But they had to pull out all the stops in the last event.

At the end of the third event, the teams of Romulus Leung Wai and Natasha Keil and Keni and Kolisi Viki were tied for the lead, with Dillon and Leota closely tailing them. 

The first event involved the heaviest squat for three reps and the heaviest snatch. This was followed by a test of double unders, wall balls and power cleans.

WORKING HARD: Second place team of Romulus Leung Wai and Natasha Keil getting those synchronized thrusters done.
WORKING HARD: Second place team of Romulus Leung Wai and Natasha Keil getting those synchronized thrusters done.

The third event known in Crossfit circles as Fran was a test of thrusters and pull-ups. All events had strict rules, which were monitored by qualified judges and gym instructors.

To highlight how close the competition was, the top three teams were separated by a single point. In the end, Dillon and Leota prevailed.

“Thank you and congratulations to all our Army of Two competitors,” a statement from CrossFit FatuToa said. 

“You are all amazing athletes and your courage and determination throughout the competition truly inspired us. 

“Thank you to our judges and volunteers for helping to make our first pairs competition a great success, you guys rock! 

“A big thank you to our sponsors for their support in this event and the sport of fitness in Samoa: Paddles Restaurant, Roseberg Clinic, Cornwall Rooftop Cafe  and Taula Beverages. 

“Thank you to our fantastic community and everyone who came out to support our athletes. Your cheering made a huge impact and created such a great atmosphere for our athletes.

“This was such a great event and one that we’d like to make an annual fixture. We hope everyone enjoyed themselves and look forward to seeing you all compete in the Open next month!”

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