70 complete “Murph Challenge” workout for Memorial Day

ONALASKA, Wis. (WKBT) — The Wisconsin National Guard partnered with Driftless Crossfit and Fitness to host a workout challenge completed across the globe to honor fallen service men and women.

The challenge consists of a one-mile run, 100 pull-ups, 200 pushups and 300 squats, finished off with another one-mile run. All of those tasks are completed while wearing a weighted vest.

This workout was originally done by Lt. Michael Murphy, a Navy SEAL killed in the line of duty while serving in Afghanistan.

“This is a workout he used to call ‘body armor’ when he was in the service. So he personally would do this relatively frequently while serving overseas,” Kyle Geiger of Driftless Crossfit said. “After he died in the line of duty, people kind of started doing it in memory of him. And it kind of grew since then and evolved.”

About 70 people participated.

The proceeds went to the La Crosse Area Veterans Mentor Program.

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