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“Molly”

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Granite City CrossFit Memorial WOD

3.1K 73
  • AMRAP in 11 minutes
  • 11 Ground-to-Overheads (95/65 lb)
  • 18 Single Dumbbell Box Step-Ups (24/20 in, 50/35 lb)
  • 18 Burpees

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Background: This hero workout is dedicated to Molly Williams who was the first known female firefighter in the United States.

An African-American, she was held as a slave belonging to a New York City merchant by the name of Benjamin Aymar who was affiliated with the Oceanus Engine Company #11 in 1818. During her time in the company, she was called Volunteer No. 11. Williams made a distinguished presence in her sturdy work clothes of calico dress and checked apron and was said to be “as good a fire lady as many of the boys.” Her service was noted particularly during the blizzard of 1818.

This workout is part of a series of African-American History WODs from Granite City CrossFit @granitecitycommunityfitness (Waite Park, MN, USA).

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