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Orange County Cycling Victim Was Olympic Athlete, Triathlete

Amine Britel passed away after being hit by a car while cycling in Southern California on Monday evening. Britel competed in the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona as a member of the 4 x 400 meter relay team and has participated in ITU Age Group World Championships.

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Amine Britel passed away after being hit by a car while cycling in Southern California on Monday evening. Britel competed in the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona as a member of the 4 x 400 meter Moroccan relay team and has participated in ITU Age Group World Championships.

Friends are remembering Amine Britel as a “very, very, very smart guy” who was an Olympics athlete, a professional soccer player and world class triathlete as well as a Newport Beach business owner.

Britel, 41, was killed while cycling up San Joaquin Hills Road about 6 p.m. Monday. Police arrested a 22-year-old Newport Coast woman on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated. Her bail was set at $100,000, and according to online county jail logs, she has posted bail and been released.

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