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Tom Gentry

Age: 67

offshore speedboat racer who set several world records before a crash at the 1994 Key West World Offshore Championship left him hospitalized and in a coma; 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; of respiratory failure

Died: Honolulu, Jan. 15, 1998

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