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Famous British athletes

POSTED: 02:36 PM PDT Jul 23, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Jul 23, 2012 

With the 2012 Summer Olympics games about to kick off in London, join us for a look at some of the most famous British athletes ever.

British athletes - Dan Wheldon
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Dan Wheldon was the 2005 Indy Racing League IndyCar Series champion and won the Indianapolis 500 in both 2005 and 2011. The Emberton, England, native died from injuries shortly after a collision at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Oct. 16, 2011, at the age of 33.

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