“Aeneas”

2018 CrossFit Games Individual WOD

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  • For Time
  • 5/4 Peg Board Ascents
  • 40 Thrusters (85/55 lb)
  • 33 feet Yoke Carry (425/345 lb)
  • 33 feet Yoke Carry (565/405 lb)
  • 33 feet Yoke Carry (665/445 lb)
  • Time Cap: 8 minutes

Athletes will complete the pegboard ascents and 40 thrusters before moving to the yoke. They then will carry the yoke across the floor, stopping twice to add weight, then crossing the finish line.

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The "Aeneas" event was the last of 14 total workouts for individual competitors, on day 5 - Sunday - of the 2018 CrossFit Games.

The name of the workout is from Aeneas, mythical hero of Troy and Rome, son of the goddess Aphrodite and Anchises. Aeneas was a member of the royal line at Troy and cousin of Hector. He played a prominent part in defending his city against the Greeks during the Trojan War, being second only to Hector in ability. Homer implies that Aeneas did not like his subordinate position, and from that suggestion arose a later tradition that Aeneas helped to betray Troy to the Greeks.

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