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“Ahmaud Arbery”

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Iron Roots Athlete Memorial WOD

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  • For Time
  • 2.23 mile Run
  • Directly into, 8 Rounds of:
  • 5 Power Cleans (185/125 lb)
  • 25 Wall Ball Shots (20/14 lb)

With a running clock, perform the prescribed work in the order written as fast as possible (“For Time“). Athlete must complete the 2.23 mile Run before moving on to 8 rounds of 5 Power Cleans and 25 Wall Ball Shots.

Score is the time on the clock when the last round of Wall Ball Shots is completed.


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Background: This workout is dedicated to Ahmaud Arbery who was killed on February 23, 2020, while unarmed and jogging along a road in Satilla Shores, Georgia.

The fact that the Arbery’s killer(s), a white father and son, were not arrested until 74 days later, after a video of the incident went viral, sparked unrest about racial profiling and unfair treatment of African-Americans in America.

This workout was designed by Iron Roots Athlete @iron.roots.athlete as part of their initiative to continue fostering conversations on the progress of supporting people of color in the fitness community. It was one of the initial memorial WODs for their ‘Walk With Us: A Program Series With a Purpose.’

The rep scheme signifies:
– 2.23 miles for the date when he was murdered 2/23/2020
– 5 Cleans and 8 rounds for the date, May 8, when Ahmaud would have been 26 years old
– 25 Wall Ball Shots for Ahmaud’s age when he was killed.

See also: Ahmaud Arbery Memorial WOD (same person, different workout)

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