Posts tagged ‘Fujairah’

October 24, 2010

R.I.P. Fran Crippen

by Vince Giordano

I never swam against Fran but I always heard of he, Maddie, and the rest of his families amazing feats in the pool. He graduated from Germantown Academy High School, just 10 minutes from my high school.

The tentative reports say that he died of a heart attack while doing an open swim in the United Arab Emirates.

This is really shocking and rather strange; a man died from a heart attack while competing in the same triathlon as me this past June. Is there some sort of medical connection?