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“9/11 Partner Workout”


Memorial/Tribute WOD

4.7K 39
  • For Time (with a Partner)
  • Buy-In: 2,001 meter Row
  • Directly into, 4 Rounds of:
  • 9 Rope Climbs
  • 11 Bear Complexes (135/95 lb)*
  • Cash-Out: 2,977 meter Row
  • *1 Bear Complex consists of: 1 Power Clean, 1 Front Squat, 1 Push Press, 1 Back Squat, and 1 Push Press

With a running clock, as fast as possible perform the prescribed work. Athletes must complete the buy-in of 2,001 meter Row before moving on to 4 rounds of 9 Rope Climbs and 11 Bear Complexes. To complete the workout, perform the cash-out of 2,977 meter Row. Switch as necessary, no minimum work required.

Score is the time on the clock when the cash-out is completed.

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Background: This tribute workout is dedicated to the victims and survivors of the 9/11 attack at World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

9/11 was a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda against the United States. The attacks resulted in 2,977 fatalities, over 25,000 injuries, and substantial long-term health consequences, in addition to at least $10 billion in infrastructure and property damage.

The 2001 meter row represents the year of the attacks. The 9 and 11 reps represent the date. The 4 rounds signify the 4 planes that crashed. Finally, the 2,977 meter Row represents the lives lost during the incident.

We first found this workout posted by Evolution Athletics Team @evolutionathleticsnc (West End, NC, USA). From our conversation, they said, “I didn’t create it. I did it while deployed one time where it was just written on a whiteboard. No clue who made it… Now I do it every 9/11.”

If you know who designed the workout, please tell us.

See also: “Never Forget,” “9/11 Tribute,” and “Always Remember” (more 9/11 WODs)

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