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Old 15-01-2005, 05:38 AM   #1
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Unhappy Remembering "The Legend" Tom Gentry

May we all take a moment today to remember Tom Gentry.

It's been over 11 years since his Key West crash and 7 years ago today since he passed away.

Tom Gentry was a legend offshore powerboat racer who set several world records before a crash at the 1994 Key West World Offshore Championship that left him hospitalized and in a coma for 4 years. Just a month before the crash, Gentry, who already owned the transatlantic speed record, captured a new world record, reaching an average speed of 157.4 mph.

Tom Gentry died @ age 67 in Honolulu, Jan. 15, 1998 of respiratory failure.

May God bless him and his family...

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Old 15-01-2005, 06:24 AM   #2
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Old 15-01-2005, 08:49 AM   #3
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It was sad for sure, I don't think he was killed by the accident 'as such', rather he drowned, and was re-sussed, but a little too late, which seems even more dreadful.
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Old 15-01-2005, 10:56 AM   #4
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