"We mourn the loss today of a great friend and wonderful human being who touched the lives of so many around the world with his gift," Greenville Mayor Allen Thomas said in a news release. "He called Greenville, North Carolina, home and was as humble a guy talking with kids on a street corner about bikes as he was in his element on the world stage.
Hours before his body was found, photos were posted to his Instagram account. One showed him and his wife, ESPN reported. Another featured boxing, a sport he had taken up as an amateur.
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