WOD Wednesday 10/09/2014

Amanda

Amanda Miller Tribute
The First Individual Event of the 2010 Games Honored a Fallen Athlete

“I just competed in the CF Games less than a year ago and now I’m dying.”
– Amanda Miller, March 9, 2010

Just over a month after writing those words in her blog, Amanda Miller passed away. She was 24.

In 2009, after finishing sixth in the Mid-Atlantic Regional and doing 131 burpees in 10 minutes as a fundraiser for the trip, Miller arrived at The Ranch in Aromas to compete in the CrossFit Games. Nicknamed “Guns” for the prominent tattoos on her hips, Miller worked her way to a 55th-place finish.

Not long afterward, she faced another challenge when recurring melanoma spread to her lymph nodes and beyond. Miller died on April 23, and the April 27 CrossFit.com WOD was dedicated to the athlete who was born in Florida but lived in Virginia.

The first WOD of the 2010 CrossFit Games was also dedicated to Miller. With the top women grouped in the final heat of the opening workout at the Home Depot Center, Dave Castro announced the event that would kick off the Games and honor a fallen athlete.

A) Hang Power Snatch
3-3-3-3-3

then

B) “Amanda”

9-7-5 reps for time of:
Muscle-ups
Snatch 60kg (42.5kg)

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5 Comments on “WOD Wednesday 10/09/2014

  1. How rough is that. To be in peak health and just be taken. Good reminder.

  2. Really makes you appreciate good health and living life!

  3. Home WOD 21/15/9 (double unders x 3, push ups, burpees, HPC) 16.20

  4. Did 55kg for 3 snatches. I forgot to put that on the board and to get a pb on an old hero. 1.42 of my old Time I’m extatic.