Athletes Remember Fallen Snowmobiler

Friday, Feb 1, 2013  |  Updated 5:57 AM CDT
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Athletes Remember Fallen Snowmobiler

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The Twitter accounts of many athletes from a wide range of sports expressed their sympathy for Caleb Moore. (AP Photo/ESPN Images, Eric Lars Bakke)

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The death Thursday of 25-year-old snowmobiler Caleb Moore following a crash last week in Aspen was the first in the 18-year history of the X Games.

His family issued a statement saying they're grateful for all the prayers and support they have received from people around the world.

X Games officials expressed their condolences and said Moore, a four-time X Games medalist, would be remembered "for his natural passion for life and his deep love for his family and friends."

The Twitter accounts of many athletes from a wide range of sports expressed their sympathy Thursday:

New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow: "So sad to hear about the passing of snowmobiler Caleb Moore. My prayers go out to his younger brother Colten & their entire family."

Freestyle skier Kaya Turski: "The spirit of Caleb Moore will be floating among us forever. RIP."

Surfer Kelly Slater: "Tragic. Don't even know what to say."

Snowboarder Gretchen Bleiler, Tampa Bay third baseman Evan Longoria, motorsports standout Travis Pastrana and NASCAR driver Austin Dillon were among others who tweeted their condolences.
 

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