One of the important elements of CrossFit is community.
This past weekend The CrossFit community came together to honor the lives of the 19 HotShot firefighters who lost their lives on June 30, 2013 while fighting a fire in Yarnell, AZ.
CrossFit Gyms around the world completed the “Hotshots 19” workout (details below) and raised money 100% of which will go to the families of the fallen firefighters.
My gym CrossFit Diesel in Columbia, MD (http://www.crossfitdiesel.com/) completed the WOD on labor day Monday. Coach Kingwood went with the prescribed weight and finished in 44:39 (yes it was an painful workout). We also raised money at our gym.
I’m not making a plea for anyone to make a donation, just wanted to share this story as this is part of what and who were are in the CrossFit community! To date CrossFit has raised over $225k for the families.
You can view the memorial workout completed at the CrossFit gym where many of the Hotshot 19 worked out, CrossFit’s top athletes in the US attended and competed alongside the families, widowed spouses and friends of the fallen firefighters. I know this story hit home for many of many of us have family and friends who work as firefighters and risk their lives everyday to save others. Our own athlete Ken is a volunteer firefighter in Laurel, MD and my kid brother Calil is also a volunteer firefighter in Delaware.
- Six rounds for time of:
- 30 Squats
- 135 pound Power clean, 19 reps
- 7 Strict Pull-ups
- Run 400 meters
To view the memorial workout:
Keep pushing, be strong and stay hydrated!!!!
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer