CrossFit Fireball – CrossFit
Fourteen years ago on September 11, 2001, the United States was brutally attacked. Four planes were hijacked by terrorists. Two of the planes were sent crashing into the Twin Towers in New York, New York; the third plane into the Pentagon in Washington D.C.; and the fourth into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. By the end of the attacks, the death toll had mounted to nearly 3,000 souls, including the 227 civilians and 19 hijackers aboard the four planes and 343 and 72 police and firemen respectively.
The damage done during these attacks has had a lasting effect on our country, and tomorrow we will recall the full impact of those events that unfolded a sleepy Tuesday in September. We will remember to pay tribute to those civilians’ whose lives were taken from us too soon; we will remember to honor those police and fire who fought to protect us; and we will remember as a way to remain united as a nation.
The WOD itself is completely symbolic of 9/11
The 2001M row or run represents the year the attack took place.
The 11 Reps of 9 exercises represent the date.
Even the weights have meaning.
The 125lb Thrusters represents the number of deaths that occurred at the Pentagon.
The 175lb Power Clean symbolizes AA Flight 175 that hit the South Tower
The 170lb Dead Lift is symbolic of flight 77 and Flight 93 combined
The 110lb Push Jerk represents the number of floors in each tower of the World Trade Center
2001 Meter Row or Run (1.25 mile run)
11 Box Jumps (30/24)
11 Thrusters (125/85)
11 Burpee Chest To Bar Pullups
11 Power Cleans (170/120)
11 KB Swings (2pood/1.5pood)
11 Dead Lifts (170/120)
11 Push Jerks (110/75)
2001 Meter Run or Row (1.25 mile run)