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May 16, 2010

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“I haven’t ran more than three miles in four months.”

That statement was spoken by former Marine sniper Brad Mckee of CrossFit Hammond shortly before he attempted a 100-mile run as part of his Disposable Heroes Project. Trusting in his determination and CrossFit training, Mckee set out to run from the outskirts of St. Bernard Parish, La., to downtown Hammond on April 3, 2010, all in hopes of raising funds for wounded warriors and their families.

To make sure the run wasn’t short because of an error, Mckee actually mapped out a route of 104 miles, and along the way he was joined by wounded warriors, servicemen, friends, family and even one of the assistant coaches from the Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints.

In Part 1, we meet Brad and his supporting cast, and Brad explains the name Disposable Heroes before setting out on his epic journey.

We’ll release the rest of this inspirational story over the next three days.

18min 38sec

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SD wmv file size: 223 MB

SD mov file size: 202 MB

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Additional video: Training 2 Miles to Run 100 by Greg Amundson, published Feb. 19, 2009.

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8 Comments on “The Disposable Heroes Project: Part 1”

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Best video I have seen in the journal. Hats off bro! WOW!

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This is a really well put together clip. And obviously, a great project. Congrats.

I hate having to wait for more....gimme gimme gimme

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How inspiring! First thing I did after watching the clip was jump on the Disposable Heroes Project and buy a t-shirt!

I am sure wearing it will not only further invoke your message of awareness (in this case global awareness as I'm from AUS) but also inspire me to wield that same impenetrable attitude and to constantly remember the great sacrifices being made by all military personnel in both our countries so we can have our freedom.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

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Brad is a very inspiring person to say the least. I work out at his box and he pushes me beyond my limits every day. His loyalty to wounded and fallen soldiers shows through like nothing else when we are doing the Heroes WODs. We'll be about 2/3rds of the way done and he's screaming "Lt. Murphy didn't give up on you so don't give up on him!". His passion makes you just want to go harder and finish stronger.

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Brad, you are an inspiration. You are a hero helping heroes.

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Frank DiMeo wrote …

Huge thanks to all of you for serving our country & for all that you are doing for the vets now!
Heading over to get a t-shirt from your website next!

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Very inspiring!

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Great job Brad. Unreal video. Anybody know the song and artist at the end of the clip (before the new orleans french quarter themed music at the very end)?

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