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  • For Time
  • Buy-In:
  • 400 meter Run
  • 50 Double-Unders
  • Then, 6 Rounds of:
  • 26 Burpees
  • 8 Power Cleans (75/55 kg)
  • 4 Shoulder-to-Overheads (75/55 kg)

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Corporal Michael Thacker was shot while on duty at an observation post in the Helmand district of Nahr-e Saraj. He was 27 years old and lived in Coventry with his wife Catherine and two-year-old daughter Millie.

This workout was first posted in Atlantic Way CrossFit (Barry, Wales, UK) as their workout of the day for July 8, 2017. Excerpts from that post:

"Mike went to Fairwater High School in Cwmbran, South Wales, before joining the 1st Battalion, The Royal Welch Fusiliers in 2004. He was deployed to Iraq as part of Operation Telic 4 and to South Armagh in Northern Ireland in 2005. In 2006 his battalion merged to form the 1st Battalion, The Royal Welsh, his brother Matthew also served in the same Regiment.

Mike was on his third tour of Afghanistan when he was shot on 1 June 2012 by a sniper.

Mike was fun loving, always led from the front and had the larger than life personality. Incredibly competitive, he died doing the job he loved doing in serving our country."
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