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“Jim Thorpe”

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Lomita Athletics Memorial WOD

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  • 5 Rounds for Time
  • 400 meter Run
  • 10 Hang Power Clean-and-Jerks (135/95 lb)
  • 10 Chest-to-Bar Pull-Ups
  • 10 Box Jumps (24/20 in)
  • 10 Wall Ball Shots (20/14 lb)

With a running clock, as fast as possible complete the prescribed work in the order written for 5 rounds.

Score is the time on the clock when the last round of the Wall Ball Shots is completed.

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Background: This workout is dedicated to Jim Thorpe who was an American athlete and Olympic gold medalist. Thorpe became the first Native American to win a gold medal for the United States.

A member of the Sac and Fox Nation (the largest of three federally recognized tribes of Sauk and Meskwaki (Fox) Native American peoples), Thorpe was considered one of the most versatile athletes of modern sports. He won Olympic gold medals in the 1912 pentathlon and decathlon, and played American football (collegiate and professional), professional baseball, and basketball. He was also a notably good boxer, lacrosse athlete, actor, and ballroom dancer.

He lost his Olympic titles after it was found he had been paid for playing two seasons of semi-professional baseball before competing in the Olympics, thus violating the amateurism rules that were then in place.

In 1983, 30 years after his death on March 28, 1953, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) restored his Olympic medals.

The workout was designed by Joe Luna of Lomita Athletics @lomita_athletics (Lomita, CA, USA) in honor of US Indigenous Peoples’ Day on October 12, 2020.

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