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“Chapman”

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SOCOM Athlete Hero WOD

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  • For Time
  • 1,200 meter Run
  • 100 Push-Ups
  • 25 Broad-Jumps
  • 100 Sit-Ups
  • 1,200 meter Run
  • 100 Push-Ups
  • 25 Broad Jumps
  • 100 Sit-Ups
  • 1,200 meter Run
  • Wear a Weight Vest (20/14 lb)

With a running clock, as fast as possible complete the prescribed movements. The bodyweight movements between the runs can be partitioned in any way, but all 225 reps must be completed prior to starting the next run.

Wear a Weight Vest throughout the workout.

Score is the time on the clock when the last 1,200 meter Run is completed.

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Background: This Hero workout is dedicated to Master Sgt. John A. Chapman, a US Air Force Combat Controller (Special Forces), who was killed in action in Afghanistan on March 4, 2002, during the Battle of Takur Gar. His actions during that battle would result in the Medal of Honor.

During the battle, MSgt. Chapman repeatedly exposed himself to hostile machine-gun fire while charging up a steep slope in knee-deep snow to eliminate the fortified enemy positions that had his teammates pinned down. Despite receiving several gunshot and shrapnel wounds, MSgt. Chapman continued to engage the enemy in order to protect incoming helicopters, before eventually succumbing to his wounds.

This workout was designed by Jason Sweet @doctorsweet51 of SOCOM Athlete @socomathlete who was also a former US Air Force Pararescue Jumper (Special Forces) during Operation Enduring Freedom (EOF).

In a conversation with WODwell, a staff member of SOCOM Athlete described the workout design with the following: “Chapman most likely dealt with agonizing muscle fatigue while aggressions the event at elevation and sprinting up hills while under fire. The run and bodyweight movements signify Chapman’s movement to the bunker and his actions on objective.”

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