2-time Olympian runner killed in Arizona plane crash

2-time Olympian runner killed in Arizona plane crash

Cebu : Philippines | Jul 29, 2012 at 3:44 AM PDT
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Pat and Connor confirmed dead

Skooter reporting 07/29/12

Pat Porter, a two-time Olympic distance runner, was killed in a fiery plane crash in Sedona, Ariz., along with his 15-year-old son, Connor and his son's friend, Connor Mantsch, 14, his wife Trish Porter said Friday. The plane was registered to Pat Porter, based on FAA database, but the family and authorities had refused to confirm the victim’s identities before Porter’s wife called a press con. The 14-year-old Mantsch was a student of Albuquerque Academy with her son.

Trish King Porter, is also a former Olympian, she competed in 1988 Seoul Olympics as a high jumper. Details about the crash still unclear Friday, she said.


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November 1987: Pat Porter breaking the tape to win the United States Senior Men's Cross Country Championships, for the sixth year in a row, in New York
skooter is based in Cebu, Central Visayas, Philippines, and is an Anchor on Allvoices.
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