Here's the AP opening paragraph:
"Fran Crippen, a medal-winning open-water swimmer on the U.S. national team, told his coach he wasn’t feeling well late in a race before he died in the United Arab Emirates on Saturday."
"The 26-year-old from a family of prominent swimmers in suburban Philadelphia was competing in the FINA Open Water 10-kilometer World Cup in Fujairah, south of Dubai, but failed to finish and was found in the water two hours later, according to Swimming World."
He wasn't feeling well, did they discuss his stopping? Did he insist he go on? nothing said about that......here's more from the article:
"In addition to Crippen, Maglione said three other swimmers - two U.S. women and one Brazilian - were taken to a hospital. The magazine said the water temperature was in the mid- to high-80s, and several swimmers were treated for heat exhaustion after the race. “They are not in any kind of problem,” he said."
They weren't in any kind of problem but were taken to the hospital? And, more:
"Competitors all described the conditions as unusually hot, but would not comment about Crippen’s death. “These are very hot conditions for swimming,” said Thomas Lurz of Germany, who won the men’s race. Evgeny Drattsev of Russia, who came in second, admitted he had never competed in such warm conditions before. “The water was really hot and it was a kind of new experience for me here,” he said.
Crippen’s death has raised the possibility that a 15-kilometer open-water grand prix that is supposed to be held at the same venue Wednesday could be canceled." Ya THINK?