50 People in Ludington Take Part in ‘The Murph Challenge’ Benefiting Wounded Warrior Project

Two miles, 100 pushups, 200 pullups and 300 squats; could you take on that challenge?


Or would you pay to take on that challenge?

Dozens of people did Sunday in Ludington, all to help support the Wounded Warrior Project.

“A lot of these people they are visiting, they have other things that they could be doing right now, but they chose to be here and that’s pretty meaningful to me,” says veteran and workout organizer, Andrew Coughlan.

The ‘Murph’ Workout challenged communities nationwide Sunday, including one in Northern Michigan.

“This weekend there are gyms all across the country that are doing this workout and it’s in honor and in memory of Lt. Michael Murphy who was a Navy SEAL who was killed in combat a few years ago,” Coughlan said.

Coughlan served in Iraq before working for Wounded Warriors. He says he wouldn’t be where he is today without it.

“I was still dealing with stuff and I wasn’t sure what it was and that’s when I was diagnosed with a brain injury. For me Wounded Warrior Project, it’s kind of a cliché thing to say, but they saved my life,” he said.

The full Murph is no easy feat, but you could share the reps with a partner.

“It’s a mile run, 100 pull-ups, 200 pushups, 300 squats and then you finish it with another mile run,” Coughlan said.

One veteran says his workout is in memory of a friend he lost just 12 days ago.

He helped me through deployment and being back here and supporting along with the rest of my family and unfortunately we lost him to suicide so today was his day

Salters says it’s a small way to help out those who lost a lot.

“It’s a way for us to get together and kind of show that we’re doing something hard to kind of suffer the small piece of what many unfortunately have had to sacrifice a lot more of, whether it be life or limb,” he said.

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