Yesterday, thousands of fitness enthusiasts embarked on the annual CrossFit “Murph” Hero WOD. This workout is dedicated to Navy Lieutenant Michael Murphy who was a CrossFit athlete himself and passed away in 2005 serving his country.
On every Memorial Day, the Murph workout is tackled by lifters from all walks of fitness and there are always a few who push themselves to the extremes to honor those who have fallen in service to their country.
The Murph Hero WOD is performed wearing a 20lb weighted vest:
- 1 Mile Run
- 100 Pull-Ups
- 200 Push Ups
- 300 Squats
- 1 Mile Run
Based out of Charleston, South Carolina, Rhapsody CrossFit held a re-opening event that had hundreds of their members tackle the Murph Hero WOD — and a select few attempted Murph for 24-hours straight.
Count On News 2 was there to cover the story and to highlight one of the athletes attempting to take on the 24-hour Murph challenge, Lee Davis.
Davis set out on a mission to accomplish two things at the start of his 24-hour stint with Murph. One, he wanted to honor veterans everywhere, and two, he wanted to attempt to break the current 24-hour Murph World Record.
Kicking off at 6 P.M. on Sunday, Davis started his 24-hour journey that would result him completing Murph a total of 16 times.
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Unofficial world record for Murphs (1 mile run, 100 pull-ups, 200 pushups, 300 squats, 1 mile run with 20lb weight vest) in 24 hours is now 16. Thank you to everyone who showed up, worked out and supported me. Im so honored to be surround by you guys. And don’t forget… Soft living makes soft men. @davidgoggins thanks for the 40% quote @spring_energy thanks for keeping me fueled on this and my 100 mile run 16 Murphs to beat record means 1 murph every hr and 30 mins. Started at 6 pm Sunday. Farthest right column was my actual time compared to what time I finished the murph compared to what I needed to break the record. Wanted to make sure I had a buffer. #murph24challenge #murph24hourchallenge #murph24 #murph #murphchallenge
Over the 24-hour span, Davis completed a total of:
- 32 miles
- 1,600 pull-ups
- 3,200 push-ups
- 4,800 squats
If this massive amount of work wasn’t impressive enough, he also finished the 16 rounds around the 22-hour mark. Currently, these 16 rounds stand as an unofficial world record and have yet to confirmed by Guinness World Records or any other certifying body.
Last year, John Sullivan’s 13 rounds of Murph completely blew us away and now Davis has pushed the bar even further with his insane 16 rounds.
Now we’re left wondering, how many round of Murph can a human physically perform in 24-hours?
Feature image from @ldavis3db Instagram page.