Multiple systems (tested with other users).
w7x64 (nvidia geforce gtx 560 ti), windows tp 64,
Broken: 2.72b, and confirmed with 5c6e333
Short description of error
High cloth repel distance crashes blender upon animate.
Exact steps for others to reproduce the error
Load attached .blend. Hit Alt-a. That should do it.
Turn repel distance down low (eg. .01) will animate without crash on my system.