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“Matthew Locke”


Australian Hero Games Hero WOD

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  • AMRAP in 33 minutes
  • 50 meter Farmer's Carry (2x24/16 kg)
  • 25 Dumbbell Squats (2x24/16 kg)
  • 10 Burpee Pull-Ups

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Background: This Hero WOD is dedicated to Sergeant Matthew Locke, who paid the ultimate price for his country on October 25, 2007.

Locke is a recipient of the Medal for Gallantry, awarded for bravery, the third highest award in the Australian honours system. During Operation Spin Ghar, with his patrol entrusted with setting up an observation post in Tarin Kowt, Oruzgan province, the patrol was compromised by militia after a 10-hour foot infiltration up the side of a mountain.

Sergeant Locke, without regard for his own personal safety, led a two-man team to neutralize the Anti-Coalition Militia in order to protect the patrol from being overrun, and in effect repeatedly exposed himself to intense rifle and machine gun fire.

We first found the workout posted by @australianherogames who dedicate a tribute workout of the day for each fallen Australian Hero. In a comment on Instagram, coach Dave Hogan @just_dave_is_fine, owner of Picton CrossFit @picton_crossfit, notified us that he designed the workout in Locke’s memory. Hogan went through the School of Infantry with Locke and the two joined the same unit after graduation.

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