Toomey, meanwhile, started the day with a 14-point lead over Kara Webb that grew to 38 points after the Madison Triplet Sunday morning.
Although Sam Briggs and Kristin Holte secured first and second place, respectively, early during the event, Toomey continued to close the gap on the leaders, gaining ground on the hay bale clean burpees until she eventually took hold of the third spot and finished in third overall.But Toomey’s lead shrunk after 2223 Intervals.
With a time of 10:58, Webb finished fourth overall in the event, while Toomey recorded a 14th-place finish with a time of 11:38. That reduced Toomey’s lead to 6 points.
By the time the two women got to the final event—with a time cap of 6 minutes—it came down to the double kettlebell overhead lunge. As Toomey took her final lunge, she couldn’t keep the kettlebells overhead; the judge asked her to take a few steps back and repeat the lunge. In the meantime, Webb caught up. The two women appeared to step onto the podium at nearly the same time. Toomey lost by nearly two-tenths of a second.
In the end, Toomey was the overall victor by 2 points.
After experiencing deep self-doubt in 2016, she said she was confident she would end atop the podium this year. The experience of the past two years helped, she added.
“To be honest, you have to think about everyone who’s there to support you (and) remember all the work you put in,” she said.
Toomey continued: “(I feel) great, on top of the world.”