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Tampa Bay area veterans brave the heat to complete #MurphChallenge

Pinellas Park CrossFit offers free workout to community
Posted at 12:20 PM, May 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-27 12:50:09-04

PINELLAS PARK, Fla. — Earnest Tyson, the head trainer at CrossFit Stone Dragon, says hosting a free workout to the public is something he needs to do.

"First of all I'm a Veteran. This is for all of the men, women, firefighters, police, that have died in the line of duty," Tyson said.

Tyson opened up his gym for dozens of men and women, many of them veterans themselves, on Memorial Day to complete the Murph Challenge in honor of fallen Navy Seal Lt. Michael Murphy who died in Afghanistan in 2005.

You can read more about Lt. Murphy's story here.

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The workout is simple but incredibly challenging. It consists of a 2 mile run, 100 pull-ups, 200 push-ups and 300 squats.

"It is one of the most difficult cross-fits you can do, it's a hero's workout," Tyson said.

Tyson adds this is the first of many hero workouts he will open up to the public at Stone Dragon. He plans to make it a monthly event.