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“Michael”

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CrossFit Hero WOD

20.3K 186
  • 3 Rounds For Time
  • 800 meter Run
  • 50 Back Extensions
  • 50 Sit-Ups

With a running clock, complete 3 rounds of the prescribed work in the order written as fast as possible (“For Time“).

Score is the time on the clock when the last round of the Sit-Ups is completed.


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Background: In honor of Navy Lieutenant Michael McGreevy, 30, of Portville, NY, who was killed in Afghanistan on June 28 2005.

“Michael” was CrossFit’s second hero WOD (after “J.T.”), posted on the CrossFit Main Site as the workout of the day for July 15, 2005 (050715). The post said: “With heavy hearts we offer our prayers and condolences to his wife, Laura, and 14-month-old daughter, Molly. The price of freedom, and its worth, is found in Michael’s passing. The debt owed to Michael and his family can never be repaid but only honored by remembering Michael and remaining free.”

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