October 23, 2010
USA Swimming is mourning the death of champion distance/open water swimmer, Fran Crippen at age 26. Fran died tragically while competing in a FINA 10 K World Cup event in Fujairah, UAE on Saturday. Several other competitors were treated for heat exhaustion during the event, but the exact cause of death is to be determined. Crippen's USA teammates from New England, Eva Fabian (GMSC) and Alex Meyer (CRIM) participated in the search for Fran and are grieving over the loss of their teammate and friend. Our hearts go out to the Crippen family during this untimely tragedy.
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