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Fran Crippen U.S. Swimming Olympic Team Trials Day 7
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Fran Crippen Dies During 10K Swim (Pictures)

By Deena Bustillo on
Fran Crippen, a US long-distance swimmer, died today at age 26 during the last leg of his 10k open water race in the United Arab Emirates, reports the Washington Post. Crippen was pulled from the water nearly 2 hours after the other swimmers had finished the open water event. His official cause of death is not known, but with water temperatures in the mid- to high- '80s, it's believed that heat exhaustion could have contributed to his untimely passing. Other swimmers were treated for heat...Read Full Story