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June 12, 2013
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Jon Newcomb, of Round Rock, finished the Texas Water Safari to a small but enthusiastic crowd of racers and spectators with just seven minutes left until the official race deadline. Newcomb had to go solo from Gonzales after his paddling partner, Andy Toppin, was forced to drop out of the race. Toppin, an Army veteran who was wounded by an improvised explosive device in Iraq, developed problems that prevented him from continuing.