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Published on June 26th, 2020 | by Crossfit Sacrifice

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HERO WOD FRIDAY SINCE 2010!

“Gordon Emin”
5 Rounds
15 Dead Lift 155/135

200m Run
1 Rope Climb
20 Alt DB Snatch 50/35

15 Pull Ups

THEN

Mobility Cash Out:

2:30 Pigeon Stretch Each Leg.
3:00 Foam Roll Lumbar Spine.

RIP GORDON

Ex Sergeant Major Gordon Emin, 44, died on October 11, 2015 in a helicopter crash in Kabul Afghanistan, which also took the lives of four other Resolute Support members. He served in the French Foreign Legion for 15 years and then pursued a new career as a Security Officer as well as Administrations Manager for THALES & CISAF in Afghanistan from 2013 onwards. He is survived by his wife Raluca, and two young daughters Alexandra and Andrea.

The 5 rounds are in honour of the 5 lives that were killed in the helicopter crash. 15 Deadlifts and 15ft rope climb represents the number of years Gordon served in the French Foreign Legion.

Daniel Danao, a coach in unaffiliated gym in Afghanistan called NoKabull, created this Hero WOD in Gordon’s memory. At one point during Gordon’s career, he and Daniel were together in the same Regiment; it was typical that they would perform rope climbs and pull-ups after a morning run with the unit for the Legionnaires. Therefore, the combination of rope climbs, running, pull-ups, and deadlifts would represent “Gordon’s significant life period spent in the Legion with his brothers in arms.” The 20 DB snatches and 15 pull-ups represent the year the helicopter crashed in 2015.

When Gordon joined Daniel’s team with THALES in Afghanistan in 2013, “he quickly became a key figure demonstrated through his kindness, good humour, involvement in athletics and always present for helping out everyone.”

Daniel also created the “Matty Brown” Hero WODShow more


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