Murph Day + Grill
Zeit & Ort
Über die Veranstaltung
Wir werden am Samstag, 05. Juni 2021 Murph Day als Team WOD (oder alleine) absolvieren. Anschliessend heizen wir den Grill ein und lassen das WOD entspannt in der Box oder draussen abklingen.
Treffpunkt: 10:00 Uhr in der Box
Start: ca. 10:30 Uhr
Grillieren ab ca. 12:00 Uhr
Rund um den Memorial Day gedenkt die – vornehmlich amerikanische – CrossFit-Szene den gefallenen Soldaten mit dem Hero WOD “Murph”. Die Hero WOD’s sind Workouts, die nach im Krieg gefallenen amerikanischen Soldaten benannt wurden, um diesen Respekt zu erweisen. Sie sind in der Regel länger und bedeutend anstrengender als reguläre WOD’s. Das Workout “Murph” ist dabei benannt nach Lieutenant (LT.) Michael P. Murphy, einem Navy-SEAL, der bei einem Einsatz in Afghanistan gefallen ist. Seine Story könnt ihr unten nachlesen.
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Workout (‘in teams of two’ oder alleine):
1 mile (1.6km) Run 100 Pull Ups 200 Push Ups 300 Air Squats 1 mile (1.6km) Run
LT. Michael P. Murphy United States Navy (SEAL) May 7, 1976 – June 28, 2005
LT. Michael P. Murphy (SEAL) was the officer-in-charge of a four-man SEAL element in support of Operation Red Wings, tasked with finding a key anti-coalition militia commander near Asadabad, Afghanistan. Shortly after inserting into the objective area, the SEALs were spotted by three goat herders who were initially detained and then released. It is believed the goat herders immediately reported the SEALs’ presence to Taliban fighters.
A fierce gun battle ensued on the steep face of the mountain between the SEALs and a much larger enemy force. Despite the intensity of the firefight and suffering grave gunshot wounds himself, Murphy is credited with risking his own life to save the lives of his teammates. Murphy, intent on making contact with headquarters, but realizing this would be impossible in the extreme terrain where they were fighting, unhesitatingly and with complete disregard for his own life moved into the open, where he could gain a better position to transmit a call to get help for his men.
Moving away from the protective mountain rocks, he knowingly exposed himself to increased enemy gunfire. This deliberate and heroic act deprived him of cover and made him a target for the enemy. While continuing to be fired upon, Murphy made contact with the SOF Quick Reaction Force at Bagram Air Base and requested assistance. He calmly provided his unit’s location and the size of the enemy force while requesting immediate support for his team. At one point, he was shot in the back causing him to drop the transmitter. Murphy picked it back up, completed the call and continued firing at the enemy who was closing in. Severely wounded, LT. Murphy returned to his cover position with his men and continued the battle.
LT. Murphy fought on, allowing one member of his team (Marcus Luttrell) to escape, before he was killed. For his selfless actions, LT. Michael Murphy was posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor on October 27, 2007.