Distance Runner Pat Porter Passed Away

Unfortunately, we have to bid goodbye to an exemplary long distance runner in American history,  Pat Porter. Having a total of eight USA Cross Country titles, he is undoubtedly one of the most talented cross country runners of all time.  Will someone be able to beat his record? I don’t think so.

Two-time Olympic 10,000-meter runner Pat Porter and two children, which included his 15-year-old son Connor, died Thursday in a tragic plane crash near the Sedona (Ariz.) Airport around 8:30 a.m. local time.

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.

 

Read the full article at USA Track and Field. 

 

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