Crossfitters Observe Memorial Day With Military-Style Workout (VIDEO)

By Rachel Martin - 21Alive

May 26, 2014 Updated May 26, 2014 at 5:55 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21Alive) – People observe Memorial Day in different ways. Some hold cookouts, while others attend memorial services, but a local group recognized the holiday by putting themselves in the shoes of those who serve.

The people are Crossfit Praus in Fort Wayne are honoring servicemen and women the best way they know how—by working out. But this workout of the day was different.

For Memorial Day, crossfitters did a workout called the "Murph" named after Lt. Michael Murphy who was depicted in the movie "Lone Survivor,” and it wasn't a workout for the faint-hearted.

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