US man dribbling ball to Brazil for charity killed by car

May 16, 2013, 05:17 IST | Agencies

An American trying to dribble a football from Seattle to Brazil in time for the 2014 Brazil World Cup has died less than two weeks into his trip.

Richard Swanson (42) was hit by a truck in Lincoln City, Oregon. His football was found nearby. He had set off from Seattle on May 1 aiming to raise money for the One World Futbol Project. Swanson hoped to travel through 11 countries including Guatemala, Mexico and Colombia.

β€œIt will be a trip of a lifetime where I will push myself further than I ever thought possible,” he had written on his website.β€œI felt destined that I should go on this trip,” he had also said in a previous interview. One World Futbol donates durable footballs to developing countries.  

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