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CrossFit Marine ‘throws down’ while training for a SoCal CrossFit competition

Sgt. Aaron Gardner, a training clerk with Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron (H&HS), bench presses 225 pounds during one of his daily training sessions aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., Dec. 6. Gardner trains up to three times a day in preparation for the OC (Orange County) Throwdown, Jan. 11 to 12, and has pursued the opportunity to perform in this competition since 2011, when he first heard about it on deployment.



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This work, CrossFit Marine ‘throws down’ while training for a SoCal CrossFit competition [Image 4 of 5], by LCpl Christopher Johns, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:12.06.2013

Date Posted:12.06.2013 17:26

Photo ID:1067290

VIRIN:131206-M-OB827-071

Resolution:5760x3312

Size:6.1 MB

Location:MARINE CORPS AIR STATION MIRAMAR, CA, USGlobe

Hometown:SAN DIEGO, CA, US

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