“Dougie & Leon”

CrossFit Taumata Hero WOD

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  • For Time (with a Partner)
  • 400 meter Run with Deadball (20/15 kg)
  • Then 5 rounds of:
  • 40 Ball Slams (20/15 kg)
  • 2 Tuck Jumps
  • 40 Pull-Ups
  • 40 Power Cleans (40/60 kg)
  • 40 Push-Ups
  • 40 Shoulder-to-Overhead (40/60 kg)
  • 100 meter Run
  • Then:
  • 400 meter Run with Deadball (20/15 kg)
  • Time cap: 60 minutes

With a running clock, break up the work between partners as needed. One partner works while the other rests, except on the run (partners run together; one partner carries the d-ball at a time).

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namesake photo
This Hero WOD is in memory of CPL Dougie Grant and LCPL Leon Smith.

CPL Dougie Grant died on 19 August 2011 when he was hit by a bullet fired by insurgents while trying to rescue civilians following an attack on the British Council building in Kabul. Despite the efforts of New Zealand and Coalition medics at the scene he died en route to Bagram Air Base hospital. He is survived by his wife Tina and two children, Jemma and Jaden.

LCPL Leon Smith was killed when he and other NZSAS personnel accompanied a group from the Crisis Response Unit including Interior Ministry legal officials, who were serving a Ministry of the Interior judicially authorised arrest warrant in a compound suspected to house suicide bombers. It is believed the intent of the insurgents was to conduct an operation in the Kabul region. In the early hours of the morning (Afghan time) on Wednesday 28 September 2011, as the group moved to the compound it was engaged by suspected insurgents. LCPL Smith was struck in the head by a bullet gravely injuring him, and he was medically evacuated to a hospital where he later died.

This workout was designed by Garry Jones (former New Zealand SAS) and Fred Asi of CrossFit Taumata @crossfittaumata (Takanini, New Zealand).

The WOD was is sometimes programmed at boxes in Australia and New Zealand for Anzac Day (April 25). ANZAC = Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. The day is now one of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand that broadly commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders "who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations" and the contributions of all who continue to serve.

First celebrated in 1916, the day originally commemorated Australian and New Zealand forces landing on Gallipoli (April 25, 1915, during WWI), meeting fierce resistance from the Ottoman Turkish defenders.
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