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“Marathon Monday”


CrossFit Southie Memorial WOD

6.5K 31
  • 5 Rounds for Time
  • 4 Squat Clean-and-Jerks (185/135 lb)
  • 15 Chest-to-Bar Pull-ups
  • 13 Burpee Lateral Jumps
  • Then:
  • 800 meter Run

For the burpee lateral jumps, start with the body and both feet on one side of your barbell. Complete the burpee by jumping laterally with both feet taking off and landing together on the other side of the barbell.

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Background: This memorial WOD was first posted both by CrossFit Southie @crossfitsouthie and CrossFit New England @cfne (Boston, MA, USA) after the April 15, 2013 Boston Marathon bombing – which killed 3 civilians (Martin Richard (8), Krystle Campbell (29), and Lingzi Lu (23)) and injured an estimated 264 others. The “Marathon Monday” workout was first posted on CrossFit Southie’s and CFNE’s websites as their workouts of the day five days after the attack.

From CrossFit Southie: “Those of us that live in the City of Boston are boastful about our beloved beantown. The Boston marathon is one of the best weekends of the year, because crowds of people have the opportunity to enjoy the energy and the infrastructure of the city for the first time since before the winter months. The air is fresh, people are happy, and the community feels stronger than ever…you feel proud to call Boston home.

Even if you were not at the finish line of 4/15/2013, it still feels incredibly personal. The event has violated our sense of security, and has left us with heavy hearts. The Richard Family is from Dorchester, which borders Southie. Many of our CrossFit Southie members live in Dorchester, and as much as we would like to help all of the victims, it seems more realistic to raise money for one local family. Martin Richard died from the impact of the blast, and Martin’s mother and sister [were] both in crtitical care with injuries that will change their lives forever.”

CFNE has posted two different workouts with similar names, “Marathon Monday” and “Marathon.” The former is a 5-round workout, the latter is a very different 2-round workout. The 2-round “Marathon” workout appears to be the older of the two, first been posted by CFNE in 2011 (before the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing). Both are now memorial considered workouts.

To confuse things, since then both workouts have been posted numerous times at CFNE and gyms around the world, by the same name: “Marathon Monday.”

See also:Marathon

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