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    Name: Memorial Day Murph CrossFit Lynden
    Date: May 28, 2019
    Time: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM PDT
    Event Description:
    People across the world honor fallen soldiers in many different ways. At CrossFit Lynden we fight through a workout together called "Murph". Murph consists of a 1 Mile Run, 100 pull-ups, 200 push-ups, 300 air squats and a final 1 Mile Run — all while wearing a vest weighing 20lb for men/14lb for women or body armor - if you have one or if you want to. Lt. Michael Murphy was a native of Patchogue, N.Y., and a dedicated New York Rangers fan. He was also an athlete and star student from Penn State who turned down offers to attend law school to join the Navy SEALs instead. He died in a 2005 firefight in Afghanistan that left three SEALs dead. He posthumously got the Medal of Honor — “for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life,” as the official citation reads. “Michael did this CrossFit regimen, which he called Body Armor during his five years as a Navy SEAL as a training program, and he would do it with a 20-pound armor vest. His normal time would run about 32 to 33 minutes, but his best overall time was 28 minutes and change.” His father stated. Body Armor was renamed by the CrossFit community in 2007, as a workout challenge by Dr. Josh Appel, an emergency room physician in Tucson and para-rescue soldier who recovered Murphy’s body in Afghanistan. Murph, is now a workout performed on Memorial Day to remember all who have given the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country. It’s a way of honoring lives lost with effort, sweat and pain. If it makes you feel miserable and exhausted — you’re doing it right.” Join us in honoring our fallen this year! We also have shirts available for purchase online to remember the event. Shirts are available today and we will be closing the order on May 7th to make sure our shirts show up in time for Murph. Shirts will be available for pick-up as soon asMay 21st. Here is the link for the shirts - https://www.customink.com/g/eng0-00bt-za7d
    Location:
    CrossFit Lynden 164 Bay Lyn Dr. Ste D Lynden, WA 98264
    Date/Time Information:
    May 28th at 8:30am
    Contact Information:
    Douglas Ward 360-815-7635
    Fees/Admission:
    Free to the community
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