27 Jul '12, 5pm

Sad News: 2x Olympian and 8x U.S. cross-country champion Pat Porter died tragically in a plane crash on Thursday.

Sad News: 2x Olympian and 8x U.S. cross-country champion Pat Porter died tragically in a plane crash on Thursday.

In a release from Adams State College, where Porter was an inaugural member of the school’s athletic Hall of Fame, the twin-engine plane registered in Porter’s name hit a boundary fence at the end of the Sedona Airport runway before falling down a steep mesa. The release said the plane then burst into flames upon impact at the bottom of the hill, according to Sedona Police Department Field Operations Commander Ron Wheeler. Porter’s son Connor and Connor’s friend were also killed. There were no survivors. Porter was 53.

Full article: http://running.competitor.com/2012/07/news/pat-porter-kil...

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