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“Richard Augustin”


CrossFit Cardiff Hero WOD

808 36
  • For Time (with a Partner)
  • 54 Pull-Ups
  • 54 Handstand Push-ups
  • 107 Double-Unders (each)
  • 54 Burpees
  • 54 Air Squats
  • 53 Pull-Ups
  • 53 Handstand Push-Ups
  • 107 Double-Unders (each)
  • 53 Burpees
  • 53 Air Squats

With a running clock, as fast as possible perform the prescribed work in the order written.

Score is the time on the clock when the last set of the Air Squats is completed.

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Background: This workout is dedicated to Lieutenant Oliver Richard Augustin who was killed by an improvised explosive device whilst on patrol in the Loy Mandeh area of the Nad ‘Ali district in Helmand province.

The patrol, which was led by Lieutenant Augustin, was tasked to disrupt insurgent activity in their perceived rear area and provide depth to the Clear, Hold, Build Operation occurring to the north in Loy Mandeh Kalay further to expand the influence of the Government of Afghanistan.

Lieutenant Ollie Augustin Royal Marines was born in Kent on 16 March 1988. He attended Dartford Grammar School before leaving aged 18 to spend a year travelling. During this time he spent two months volunteering at a school in Kenya before travelling down to South Africa through Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and Botswana. He then flew on to Australia where he spent six months working, before concluding his travels in New Zealand, Fiji and Hawaii.
On return, whilst undergoing the application procedure to join the Royal Marines as a Commissioned Officer, he studied at Bexley College and was employed as a fitter and plasterer.

Lieutenant Augustin Royal Marines began Officer Training in September 2009, passing fit for duty in December 2010. His first appointment was in Command of Fire Support Group, Juliet Company, 42 Commando Royal Marines.

He leaves behind his father Sean, his mother Jane, and his sister Sarah.

The workout was designed by CrossFit Cardiff @reebokcrossfitcardiff (Cardiff, United Kingdom).

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