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“Airmen”

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CrossFit 51 Hero WOD

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  • 6 Rounds for Time
  • 12 Deadlifts (185/125 lb)
  • 21 Burpee Box Jumps (24/20 in)
  • 15 Pull-Ups
  • Buy-Out: 455 Single-Unders

With a running clock, as fast as possible complete the prescribed work in the order written. Athlete must complete 6 rounds of 12 Deadlifts, 21 Burpee Box Jumps, and 15 Pull-Ups. Then, complete the 455 Single-Unders to finish the workout.

Score is the time on the clock when the 455 Single-Unders is completed.


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Background: This hero workout is dedicated to the 6 airmen who were killed on December 21, 2015 when a suicide bomber rammed an explosive-laden motorcycle into a joint patrol with Afghan security forces.

The six men who were killed are Maj. Adrianna M. Vorderbruggen, Staff Sgt. Michael A. Cinco, Staff Sgt. Chester J. McBride, Tech Sgt. Joseph G. Lemm, Staff Sgt. Peter W. Taub, and Staff Sgt. Louis M. Bonacasa.

Each of the fallen has a story. They include a New York City police detective who surprised his family when he returned from Afghanistan on a previous deployment, an openly gay airmen killed the day before the fifth anniversary of the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell; and an OSI agent who wanted to work for his family’s restaurant, whose wife is pregnant with their second child, according to media reports.

The workout was designed by CrossFit 51 @crossfit51 (Tulsa, OK, USA) as their workout of the day for January 7, 2016.

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