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Seattle Man Dies on Soccer Quest

A Seattle man who was trying to dribble a soccer ball from Seattle to Brazil in anticipation of the World Cup died Tuesday after being hit by a car in Oregon. Richard Swanson, 42, was hit by a car at around 10 a.m. while walking south along Highway 101. Swanson, who was between jobs, had undertaken the walk to raise funds for One World Futbol Project, a Berkeley, California, charity that donates durable blue soccer balls to people in the developing world. Swanson’s website said he left on his journey May 1 and expected the trip to take more than a year. He planned to stay with people he met on the road.

May 15, 2013 7:30 AM