Kristín Birna Ólafsdóttir-Johnson is born and raised in Reykjavik, Iceland. She moved to San Diego, CA, in 2005 and competed for San Diego State University (SDSU) in 2006-2009 where she succeeded as a heptathlete and a hurdler. Kristín graduated from SDSU in 2009 with a BA in Psychology and has since focused on competing for her track and field club in Iceland and the Icelandic national team. In 2010 Kristín won 1st place in the 400m hurdles at the Europian Cup National Team Championships in Malta. In the same year she represented her country in the Europeaan Championships in Barcelona. Kristín was first introduced to kettlebell training in 2006 when she was a student athlete at SDSU where she used them in her base training. After seeing the great results of kettlebell training she decided to take an AGATSU level 1 course in L.A. and soon after she started teaching kettlebell classes at Foundation Strength and Conditioning in Carlsbad, CA. In 2010 Kristín took the AGATSU level 2 course in L.A. to further her knowledge. After moving back to her hometown of Reykjavík, Iceland, Kristín has been teaching kettlebells to individuals with personal training as well as introducing them to athletes and sports science students at the University. Kristín will be graduating with a Masters of Sports Science at the University of Reykjavík December 2012.