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“Dale Gostick”

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CrossFit Cardiff Hero WOD

1.7K 17
  • 3 Rounds for Time (in teams of 3)
  • 8 Muscle-Ups
  • 5 Power Cleans (90/70 kg)
  • 25 GHD Sit-Ups
  • 25 Bar Over Burpees
  • 5 Thrusters (90/70 kg)
  • 8 Unbroken Strict Handstand Push-Ups

In teams of 3 and a running clock, athletes need to complete 3 rounds of the prescribed work in the order written. Reps can be segmented as needed. Only one athlete works at a time.

Score is the time on the clock when the final round of strict handstand push-ups is completed.


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Background: This hero workout is dedicated to Dale Gostick, 22 years old of Royal Marines Armoured Support Coy, who died in an explosion in Afghanistan on May 25, 2008.

Marine Dale Gostick of the Royal Marines was serving as a Viking operator in 3rd Troop of the Armoured Support Company, Royal Marines, when he was killed in action at the Sangin crossing of the Helmand River, southern Helmand province, Afghanistan.

His troop were returning to their Forward Operating Base, after providing essential support to 2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment (2 PARA) Battle Group, when the Viking he was driving struck a suspected mine. Sadly, despite the best efforts of the medical team on site, Marine Gostick was pronounced dead at the scene.

Marine Dale Gostick was known by his friends as ‘Master Chief General of the Universe’, which reflected his humorous and relaxed approach to life. He was 22 years old and from Oxford. He joined the Royal Marines in late 2004, and after successfully completing 32 weeks at the Commando Training Centre, he was passed for duty as a Royal Marines Commando.

Throughout his training and on each operational tour, Marine Gostick had demonstrated himself as a shining example of a Marine and he took great pride in being a diligent and dedicated Viking Operator. He was clearly a man to watch, a man who had much potential to progress swiftly through the rank system.

This workout was designed by Reebok CrossFit Cardiff @reebokcrossfitcardiff (Cardiff, UK).

See also: “Dale” Hero WOD (same person, different workout)

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