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Former Olympian with Kingston ties dies in Arizona plane crash

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UNITED STATES -- A former Olympian with a local tie has died in a plane crash. According to CNN, a plane belonging to Pat Porter crashed in Sedona, Arizona.

Three people were inside the plane when it crashed and all three were killed.

Porter is a two time Olympian and eight time U.S. cross country champion. He competed in the 10,000 meter race in both the 1984 and 1988 Olympics.

Porter was also a two time champion of the 10K Kingston Classic.

Porter's wife, Trish, was also an Olympian. She lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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