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Olympic athlete drowns after car accident


JOHANNESBURG: South African police yesterday confirmed that South African marathon runner Ian Syster and his two-month-old son, Tyrede, drowned in the early hours of Christmas morning after he lost control of his car and it ploughed into a river some 100 kilometres from Upington in the Northern Cape. 

South African media quoted Syster's girlfriend as saying that they had an argument on Christmas Eve and had decided to spend some time apart. “Ian was on the way to Cape Town to spend some time with his family and he was going to discuss matters with them,” Maritza Tietre said. 

   

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