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“Deano Mead”

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CrossFit Cardiff Hero WOD

1.5K 47
  • For Time
  • 42 Front Squats (60/40 kg)
  • 2,100 meter Row
  • 42 Pull-Ups

With a running clock, as fast as possible perform the prescribed workout in the order written.

Score is the time on the clock when the pull-ups are completed.


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Background: This hero workout is dedicated to Marine Dean Mead of Lima Company who was killed on May 15, 2011 in Afghanistan.

Marine Mead was born on 9 October 1991. He lived with his mother, Amanda, and sister in Carmarthen. He studied at Queen Elizabeth High School in Carmarthen until he joined the Royal Marines.

He joined the Royal Marines on 27 October 2008, aged 17. It was Marine Mead’s first employment after leaving school, and he enjoyed the demanding rigour of the Royal Marines. He passed fit for duty as a Royal Marines Commando on 3 July 2009, as an original member of 977 Troop. He was the youngest marine to pass out from his troop.

On completion of training, he joined 8 Troop, Lima Company, 42 Commando, based in Plymouth. He was involved in a number of high tempo and demanding tactical training exercises, including a two-month amphibious deployment to the United States. He also enjoyed wider training activities such as mountain training. He completed the full pre-deployment training package for operations in Afghanistan and in addition the long-range rifle course.

Marine Mead loved his friends and family and thoroughly enjoyed his time in the Royal Marines.

He leaves behind his sister and mother Amanda.

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

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

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