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Fran Crippen dies at 26; medal-winning open-water swimmer on U.S. national team
Fran Crippen dies at 26; medal-winning open-water swimmer on U.S. national team

Fran Crippen, a medal-winning open-water swimmer on the U.S. national team, died Saturday during a 10-kilometer World Cup race in Fujairah, United Arab Emirates. He was 26.Several swimmers returned to the water to search for Crippen after he failed to finish the race. They were followed by a dive team. Crippen's body was found just before the last buoy on the triangular course, race organizers said.Swimmers described the conditions as unusually hot but would not comment specifically about Crippen's death."I've known him from the time he was 14.... It's horrible, just devastating," Bill Rose, coach of the Mission Viejo Nadadores club team, told The Times on Saturday. Crippen had trained...

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