Magadishu Mile: October 4th, 1993
In remembrance of the Mogadishu Mile as portrayed in Black Hawk Down.
The Mogadishu Mile was a route that was taken by United States Army Rangers and Delta Forcesoldiers from a helicopter crash site to an appointed rally point held by the 10th Mountain Division on National Street during the Battle of Mogadishu on October 4, 1993. The U.S. soldiers involved were part of Task Force Ranger, an attempt to seize two lieutenants of warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid. Originally they were supposed to take cover by running alongside a convoy of Humvees and armored personnel carriers, however when the convoy failed to understand that vehicles were needed for cover, they left them and the soldiers were forced to run without support and with very little ammunition.
The Mogadishu Mile began at 05:42 a.m. and ended when all the troops exfiltrated to the rendezvous point and were loaded into APCs and Humvees, reaching either the Pakistani Stadium or the Airport by 06:30 a.m. During the run, the convoy and in particular the soldiers on foot were attacked with rocket-propelled grenades and small-arms fire, wounding several soldiers including Sgt. Randy Ramaglia. Many soldiers were suffering from sleep deprivation and dehydration.
4 Round for Time:
- 19 ground to overhead (squat thrusters)
- 19 front squats
- 19 merkins (one hand on sandbag at all times, alternating left then right for a total of 38)
- 400m ruck/run
This can be completed with a sandbag or ruck, but one hand must remain on your gear at all times. This symbolizes the gear the soldiers carried and if you break contact, your round starts over.
Prayers for Soorie to keep pressing on with his diet. He and Big Papi shared about goals to walk their daughters down the aisle and meet their grandkids. Keep pushing fellas! We all need that reminder to keep becoming the best version of ourselves.