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“AMRAP 4 Autism 2019”

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  • AMRAP (with a Partner) in 32 minutes
  • 52 foot Synchro Lunges
  • 18 Clean-and-Jerks (95/65 lb)
  • 16 Synchro Bar Facing Burpees
  • 18 calorie Bike Erg
  • 18 calorie Row

On a 32-minute clock, perform as many rounds and repetitions as possible (AMRAP) in the order written. Aside from the Synchro Lunges and Synchro Burpees, only one athlete can work at a time. Switch as necessary.

Score is the total number of rounds and repetitions completed before the 32-minute clock stops.

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Background: AMRAP 4 Autism was founded in 2012 by Rudy Thoms, whose son Landon was diagnosed with severe non-verbal autism at 18 months old. He’s eleven [at the time of the 2019 event] and Rudy’s inspiration.

The first year, Thoms hosted a fundraiser at CrossFit S3 @cros3fit (Fort Mill, South Carolina, USA) and raised money to donate to Autism Speaks. The next year they doubled the amount and by the third year, Thom realized he was onto something. So they started Autism Strong, whose mission is to “provide the strongest support, community, and hope for those touched by autism through four core values: acceptance, encouragement, faith, and hope.”

This workout is the first AMRAP 4 Autism @amrap4autism in their newly launched global initiative, kicking off their expansion with CrossFit Mayhem @thecrossfitmayhem (Cookeville, Tennessee, USA). 

“What a dream come true,” said Thoms about the support from Mayhem. “I never thought we would be launching nationwide with the most recognized, reputable, amazing and so incredibly supportive CrossFit gyms in the world.” 

And Amrap 4 Autism was just as successful at Mayhem as it had been elsewhere. “We sold out the event and started what I’m sure is the first of many A4A’s at Mayhem. Rich Froning personally wrote the workout, Kristin Miller participated, Tia Toomey and Shane Orr stayed around and supported us. It was something I know we will never forget.”

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