Saturday 3 June - HERO WOD: 'Murph'

“Murph” is a classic CrossFit workout known as a Hero WOD. Hero WOD’s are made by CrossFit to honour the men and women that have fallen in the line of duty. This one is specifically to honour Navy Lieutenant Michael Murphy, who was killed in action in Afghanistan on June 28th, 2005. Murph was first programmed on CrossFit’s Main Site on August 18th, 2005. It’s hard to say when exactly it became a tradition for gyms to program Murph on Memorial Day. In 2007, Josh Appel, an Air Force pararescue jumper who led the team that jumped to rescue Lt. Murphy’s team, brought the idea to his gym, Albany CrossFit, and the rest of the CrossFit community followed suit. 10 years later it’s an honoured tradition for gyms to close on Memorial Day, running Murph as their workout. In 2015, Murph made the leap from gym tradition to a CrossFit Games event and made history once again. Dave Castro programmed the workout to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Games.

If you have a vest, bring it with you and wear it for this workout.
8:30am Child Minding

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