WOD Wednesday 10/09/2014
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
9-7-5 reps for time of:
Snatch 60kg (42.5kg)
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