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“D-Day Partner WOD”


D-Day Partner Memorial WOD

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  • For Time (with a Partner)
  • Phase 1: "Overlord"
  • 1944 meter Row
  • Phase 2: "Airborne Drop"
  • 60 Pull-Ups
  • 300 meter Run
  • Phase 3: "Omaha Beach"
  • 6 50 meter Alternating Sled Drags
  • 300 meter Run
  • Phase 4: "Utah Beach"
  • 60 Weighted Push-Ups
  • 300 meter Run
  • Phase 5: "Gold Beach"
  • 60 Kettlebell Swings
  • 300 meter Run
  • Phase 6: "Sword Beach"
  • 60 Thrusters (45/35 lb)
  • 300 meter Run
  • Phase 7: "Juno Beach"
  • 60 Man-on-Fire Burpees
  • 300 meter Run

Each partner group will carry their kettlebell everywhere. The non-working partner will hold the kettlebell off the ground while the other partner works. Split up the work as needed, except the sled drags (alternate) and runs (run together).

See: Man-on-Fire burpee demo

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Background: The World War II operation code named Operation Overlord was conducted by 160,000 Allied Troops consisting of soldiers, sailors, and airman from the United States, Great Britain, and Canada. Over 5,000 ships and 13,000 aircraft deposited airborne and infantry troops across a 50 mile stretch of coastline in the Normandy region of France (the Normandy landing operations on Tuesday, 6 June 1944 – termed D-Day). The Allied Forces suffered 9,000 casualties; close to half (4,413) were fatalities. Of the fatalities, roughly 2,500 were American losses.

The amphibious invasion was preceded by the Airborne Assault of over 20,000 airborne troopers parachuted or landed in gliders behind enemy lines. The amphibious invasion was conducted across five beaches code named Omaha and Utah beaches were assigned to US Forces. Sword, Gold and Juno were assigned to British and Canadian Forces.

Phase 1 signifies the code name of the operation. 1944 meter Row signifies the year that the troops left England by boat across the channel. The 60/300 signifies the amphibious invasion kicked off at 6:30 AM.

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