Fran Crippen Collects 2008 U.S. National Title

Fran Crippen earned the U.S. National title at the 2008 U.S. Open Water National Championship in Ft. Myers, Florida. More than 60 competitors came out for the race.

Pan American Games Gold Medalist Fran won the men’s event in a time of 55 minutes and 54.5 seconds.

“Coming into the finish on the final stretch, we were working against the wind and going against the current, so that was tough,” said Fran.

“It was good to come and get a win,” says the 2008 U.S. National Champion.