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Fran Crippen complained about support

Updated: December 7, 2010, 8:29 PM ET
Associated Press

Nine days before he died in an open-water race, Fran Crippen sent an e-mail to the head of USA Swimming, complaining about a lack of financial support and the failure to send coaches to "protect the athletes" at meets around the world.

While two separate investigations into Crippen's Oct. 23 death will undoubtedly focus on allegations that world governing body FINA failed to ensure safe conditions for the race in the United Arab Emirates, the actions of USA Swimming are also under scrutiny.

Crippen's ...

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