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Memorial Day Fitness Challenge in Excelsior Honors Fallen Service Members

Updated: 05/26/2014 6:25 PM
Created: 05/26/2014 4:45 PM KSTP.com
By: Joe Mazan

A Memorial Day fitness challenge in Excelsior helped raise money and remember fallen service members.

The benefit honors Navy Lt. Michael Patrick Murphy who was killed in Afghanistan in 2005.

The "Memorial Day Murph" benefits the Lone Survivor Foundation which supports wounded service members and their families.

The fitness challenge includes 100 pull-ups, 200 push-ups, 300 squats, and a 2-mile run.

"It's a tough workout. Murph was an incredible guy, great athlete and a great SEAL," said retired Navy SEAL Isaiah Maring.

The benefit raised $10,000 for the Lone Survivor Foundation.

Organizers plan to make the fitness challenge an annual Memorial Day event in Excelsior.


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