“Christopher Blackwell”

555 Fitness Hero WOD

  • 3 Rounds for Time
  • 5 Push Jerks (185/135 lb)
  • 1 minute Handstand Hold

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This Firefighter Hero WOD is dedicated to Christopher Blackwell, FDNY, Rescue 3, who was killed on September 11, 2001. A fireman for 20 years, he was assigned to Rescue Company 3 in the South Bronx. He was a specialist in collapsed buildings, and gave lectures on the topic to firefighters across the country. Like many of his colleagues, he had a genetic connection to his profession: his uncle had been a captain in the New York Fire Department. His father and a grandfather were both policemen.

When he was not on the job, Firefighter Blackwell, 42, devoted his time to his wife, Jane, and their three children, Alexandra, who is 15, Ryan, 13, and Samantha, 11. "He didn't care where we were going or what we were doing," Mrs. Blackwell said. "When he wasn't working, he wanted to spend time with the family."
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