Today we are commemorating the Aussie and Kiwi Diggers.
In 1915, Australian and New Zealand soldiers formed part of an Allied expedition that set out to capture the Gallipoli Peninsula to open the way to the Black Sea for the Allied navies. The objective was to capture Constantinople, the capital of the Ottoman Empire, which was an ally of Germany during the war. The ANZAC force landed at Gallipoli on 25 April, meeting fierce resistance from the Ottoman Army commanded by Mustafa Kemal (later known as Atatürk). What had been planned as a bold strike to knock the Ottomans out of the war quickly became a stalemate, and the campaign dragged on for eight months. At the end of 1915, the Allied forces were evacuated after both sides had suffered heavy casualties and endured great hardships. The Allied deaths totalled over 56,000, including 8,709 from Australia and 2,721 from New Zealand. News of the landing at Gallipoli made a profound impact on Australians and New Zealanders at home and 25 April quickly became the day on which they remembered the sacrifice of those who had died in the war.
Today’s workout was created using the date 25.4.1915, and 105 being the number of years since the ANZAC’s landed at Gallipoli. The 20 minute time duration comes from this year that we are doing the workout – 2020.
WORKOUT OF THE DAY
ANZAC DAY WOD – 25.4.1915
*20minute time cap
105 Double Unders/Singles/Jumping Double Taps BUY IN
-then in remaining time, AMRAP of:
25 Weighted Alternating Lunges
4 Wall Climbs
19 Lying Toe Touches
15 Burpees Over Object