Nearly 200 people participate in annual 'Murph challenge'

This is the first time the Murph challenge has been held at the Lt. Michael P. Murphy Navy Seal Museum.

News 12 Staff

May 29, 2023, 4:19 PM

Updated 358 days ago

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Athletes from across the country are on Long Island participating in the 'Murph Challenge,’ the popular workout is named after fallen Navy SEAL.
This is the first time the Murph challenge has been held at the Lt. Michael P. Murphy Navy Seal Museum. The museum is named after Murphy, who died in the line of duty in Afghanistan. 
About 200 people came out to give it their all to participate in the Murph challenge.
Lt. Murphy was killed on June 28, 2005 when he and three other Navy Seals were conducting a reconnaissance mission as part of Operation Red Wings in Afghanistan when they were attacked. 
Murphy is credited with risking his own life to save the lives of his teammates. One of the rescue helicopters sent in for their aid was shot down, killing eight Navy Seals and eight Army Night Stalkers on board. 
Only one surviving member of the initial Seal team was rescued.
This is the 10th anniversary of the challenge which raises money for the Lt. Murphy Memorial Scholarship Foundation. 
The popular workout is performed worldwide every Memorial Day. It consists of a one mile run, 100 pull ups, 200 pushups, 300 squats and another one mile run and can be done while wearing a weighted vest.  This afternoon the museum will unveil a tactical Humvee and a new granite memorial honoring the 20 Seals and Night Stalkers of Operation Red Wings.


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