Peter athens




Hero= A person noted for special achievement in a particular field.

The word comes from Greek mythology and denoted “one, often of divine ancestry, who is endowed with great courage and strength, celebrated for his bold exploits, and favored by the gods.”

In classical mythology, Hero was a priestess of the goddess Aphrodite who threw herself off a tower when her lover drowned while attempting to swim the mile wide channel of the Hellespont which lies within sight of that most famous of ancient cities, the city where “no stone is without a name”–Troy.

We all have heroes.  Men and women who, through their own actions, have influenced our lives.  People to whom we have looked upon as a model of behavior and ability. People who we look up to, who provide inspiration for our lives.

CrossFit is replete with heroes.  We are in the company of some pretty incredible men and women, folks.  And deservedly so, I think.

Who are your heroes, CrossFit and/or non-CrossFit?   (Let’s limit it to people we have actually met and known, as opposed to King Ashoka or Batman.)


21, 15, 9

Overhead Squat 135/85#

750m, 500m, 250m Row

Post WOD and score to Comments.