Al Heppner

 

 

Age: 29

 

Summary: track and field athlete and world class race walker who had several top finishes in national competitions, including first place at the USA 3.1-mile Race Walk Championships in 2002, who on February 15 competed in the U.S. Olympic Team Trials and held a huge lead two-thirds of the way before faltering near the end of the grueling race, finishing fifth and failing to qualify for the Olympics.

 

 

Cause of Death: Suicide by self-defenestration

 

Born: April 24, 1974

 

Died: February 18, 2004

 

Location: San Diego, California