9-10DEC14: “Griff”

In reading the Hero WOD research component of all of your Veteran’s Day assignments (for those of you that did it…), I noticed that students selected and researched ‘Griff’ more than any other Hero WOD. Many of you thought it was interesting because it only involved running…and specifically, it involved RUNNING BACKWARDS!!!! While I know not all of you are in love with running (yet), I think it’s a good WOD and it’s going to be a fun challenge to run backwards!

The Hero WOD “Griff” is in honor of USAF SSgt Travis L. Griffin, 28, who was killed April 3, 2008 in the Rasheed district of Baghdad by an IED strike to his vehicle. While most Airmen (those who serve in the Air Force) deploy for only 4-6 month tours (?!?), SSgt Griffin volunteered to serve an entire year in Iraq. His mission put him in harms way daily, as he worked with a unit that helped build and trained Iraqi’s new police forces. Travis is survived by his son Elijah. You can learn more about SSgt Griffen by clicking on his picture below.

HERO WOD: “GRIFF”:

For time:
Run 800 meters
Run 400 meters backwards
Run 800 meters
Run 400 meters backwards

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