People take on "Murph" challenge in Appleton


APPLETON - A few people took on a major physical challenge in Appleton to honor veterans.

It was all in the name of Lieutenant Michael Murphy.

Murphy was killed in Afghanistan in 2005.

He died during a mission that later became the topic of bestselling book and 2013 film "Lone Survivor."

Sunday, four men took on the "Murph" challenge in his honor.

And quite the challenge it was, requiring participants to run one mile, do 100 pullups, 200 pushups, and 300 squats.

But that wasn't all. The whole workout was capped off with another one mile run.

Advanced Movement Studio in Appleton hosted the challenge.

The co-owner says it's a small way of paying tribute to those willing to sacrifice it all.

"It's such an honor to be able to give tribute to our fallen soldiers that have given their life   and those that continue to risk their life to keep our freedom," said Advanced Movement Studio co-owner Danny Rivers.

All proceeds from Sunday's event will go toward the Lieutenant Michael Murphy Memorial Scholarship Foundation.