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CrossFit honours the fallen with Murph Challenge on Memorial Day

Murph Challenge
The Murph challenge in CrossFit celebrates Lt Murphs sacrifices for freedom (Image from Video)

CrossFit gyms across the Memphis in the USA, spent Memorial Day sweating it out to honour a man who gave his all for our country. If you’re familiar with CrossFit, CrossFit named challenges after war veterans and this one is know as the Murph Challenge.

The Murph Challenge consist of  a mile(1.6km) run, 100 pull-ups, 200 push-ups, 300 squats, and then another mile(1.6km) run. The intense workout is an effort to honour U.S. Navy Seal Lt. Michael Murphy, who was killed in Afghanistan in 2005.

U.S. Navy Seal Lt. Michael Murphy (MurphChallenge.com)
U.S. Navy Seal Lt. Michael Murphy (MurphChallenge.com)

CrossFit athletes remember Murphy by doing something he loved, and said it’s a tradition that humbles them and allows them to dedicate a bit of pain and sweat to a man who gave everything for freedom.

“It’s an honour to be able to just do something in memory of someone who has served our county and lost their life for us,” Brandi McGoldrick said.

For more info on the Murph Challenge, visit the website.

Source: WMC Action News 5.