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“Shawn T. O’Dare”

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Hero WOD

2.0K 91
  • For Time
  • 2 mile Run
  • 16 Burpees
  • 85 Box Step-Ups (20/16 in)
  • Wear a Weight Vest (50/30 lb). Or if you have Bunker Gear, wear it.

With a running clock, as fast as possible perform the prescribed work in the order written. Weight Vest is intended to be heavy. Use caution when performing Burpees to keep the Vest stable.

Score is the time on the clock when the 85th Box Step-Up is completed.

Scaling Option

Reduce the weight of the Vest. If you do not have a Box, find a stable curb or set of stairs and double the reps.


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Background: This hero workout is dedicated to Shawn T. O’Dare, a 28-year-old Miami-Dade County Firefighter/Paramedic and public safety diver, who gave his life attempting to rescue a child entrapped in an overturned vehicle submerged in a canal on February 16, 1985.

No dive gear was available on the truck responding to the call yet O’Dare went into the water anyway, knowing the child, trapped in a seat belt, had very little time. O’Dare’s death led Miami-Dade County to start its Dive Rescue Program, now the largest of its kind in the country, which is also named in his honor.

The workout was designed by Coach Kellie O’Dare Wilson. Shawn was her uncle and was an amazing father figure to her being raised by a single mom.

The rep scheme signifies the date of the incident 2/16/85.

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