Saturday 08.11.18

On Saturday August 11th, CrossFit Boxes worldwide will be participating in the Saman Hero WOD as a way to honor the 38 year old, retired Thai Navy SEAL, Saman Kunan.

Saman Hero WOD

8 Rounds for Time

13 Deadlifts (185/125 lb)

17 Wall Balls (20/14 lb)

400 meter Run

In summer 2018, a rescue mission in the treacherous confines of a flooded Tham Luang cave complex in Thailand saved all 12 boys and their soccer coach who were trapped deep within. It ended a grueling, 18-day ordeal that claimed the life of an experienced volunteer diver, former Navy SEAL, Saman Kunan.

On Friday, July 6, 2018, Saman, 38, lost consciousness from a lack of oxygen on his way out of the Tham Luang cave complex after delivering supplies to the missing group.

Coaches at Crossfit Chiang Mai created this “Saman” hero WOD in his honor. The workout explained is:
– 8 rounds because the kids were 3.2 km inside the cave 400m x 8 = 3.2 km
– 13 for the boys and their coach
– 17 for the how long they were trapped inside the cave