Skip to Content

Locals are asked to pay tribute to a fallen Navy Seal


Fuel Fitness is set to host its Murph Challenge on Saturday, May 21

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - How exactly do you honor one of the country's fallen? Especially a warrior like Navy Seal Lieutenant Michael Murphy?

If the name Lieutenant Michael Murphy doesn't ring a bell it should, his story and the story of his fellow Seals were seen on the big screen in the movie Lone Survivor.

Murphy was killed in action in Afghanistan at the hands of members of the Taliban. Because of those actions, he was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.

The Murph is a cross-fit workout developed by Murphy himself and in his memory gyms across the country hold the Murph Challenge in an effort to raise money for local veterans.

On Saturday, May 21, Fuel Fitness (2555 E. Gila Ridge Road Ste. C) will host its annual Murph Challenge with proceeds from the event going to the Hospice of Yuma's "We Honor Our Vets" program.

The cost is $35 per person and anyone willing to try is invited to do so. Fuel Fitness will have three workouts one at 6 a.m., another at 7:30, and lastly a half workout at 9.

The Murph consists of a 1-mile run, 100-pullups, 200-pushups, 300-air squats and finished with another mile run.

Article Topic Follows: Military Matters

Jump to comments ↓

Author Profile Photo

Joe Teposte

Award-Winning Photojournalist, News Professional Trainer, Production, Writer, 20+ Years in Yuma News.

Author Profile Photo

Jenny Day

You can catch Jenny Day anchoring KYMA News 11 at 5, 6, and 10 p.m. weekdays.


KYMA KECY is committed to providing a forum for civil and constructive conversation.

Please keep your comments respectful and relevant. You can review our Community Guidelines by clicking here

If you would like to share a story idea, please submit it here.

Skip to content