US sprint champion dies suddenly at 26

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Former NCAA nationalist champion sprinter Cameron Burrell has died. He was 26.

The University of Houston, wherever helium starred from 2013-2018, announced his death. The schoolhouse said helium died Monday but did not supply further details.

Burrell's father, Leroy Burrell, a erstwhile Olympic golden medal sprinter who coaches Houston's way team, released a connection done the school.

"My household is highly saddened with the nonaccomplishment of our son, Cameron," Leroy Burrell said. "We are going done profound sorrow and inquire that each of our friends, extended University of Houston household and the way and tract assemblage successful the U.S. and overseas let america to stitchery with our closest household and friends. We are profoundly grief-stricken and convey everyone for the outpouring of prayers and support."

Cameron Burrell has died astatine the property of 26. (Getty)

Cameron Burrell won the nationalist rubric successful the 100 metres successful 2018 successful Eugene, Oregon. He won a 2nd nationalist rubric with his squad that play by moving the anchor limb of the 4x100-metre relay.

"Words cannot explicit however we consciousness for Leroy, Michelle and their family. Cameron grew up astir the Houston athletics department, worked hard and developed himself into 1 of our top way and tract stars," athletics manager Chris Pezman said. "To suffer him truthful abruptly is tragic. We inquire each University of Houston and way and tract fans to support manager Burrell and his household successful their thoughts and prayers."

Cameron Burrell was a three-time, first-team All-America successful the 60-metre dash (2014, 2017-18) successful the indoor play and earned first-team All-America honours 3 times (2016-2018) successful the 100 connected the outdoor schedule. He besides was an All-America honouree arsenic the anchor of the team's 4x100-metre relay successful 2014 and 2018.

Cameron Burrell has died astatine the property of 26. (Getty)

He was connected the 4x100 relay squad which won golden astatine the World Junior Championships successful 2012 and earned metallic astatine the 2019 World Relays. He ran anchor connected the United States relay squad that won golden astatine the 2018 Athletics World Cup.

Burrell became the 121st antheral to tally the 100 successful little than 10 seconds erstwhile helium posted a clip of 9.93 seconds connected June 8, 2017. The people was .01 of a 2nd faster than his father's schoolhouse record.

Along with his father, Burrell is survived by his mother, Olympic golden medalist Michelle Finn-Burrell, and brothers Joshua and Jaden.

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