Athletics

four images of athletes in action poses.
All across the nation, Special Olympics athletes are gearing up for their state’s annual Summer Games.
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Nakorn running on the track during an athletes competition. He has on a brightly colored tank top, blue shorts, and black spandex.
‘Getting on with it’ is my motto to survive in life.
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Athlete running in blue Adidas shorts and tank top. His bib reads 430.
For the first time, five Special Olympics athletes from five states around the U.S. have qualified to run in the annual Boston Marathon.
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young man in a yellow tank top and black shorts sitting in a wheel chair showing off the medal around his neck.
He kneels down, resting his hands on the ground in front of his body. He then slowly drags his feet towards his arms. He starts running, gnashing his teeth and using his arms to support himself.
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A smile from Team Senegal athlete Khadija Sy after the medal ceremony for the 100m run. She's standing on stage in front of the World Games logo with volunteers behind her.
Khadija Sy wrapped up her 2019 World Games competitions this week with a 100m run and the 4x100 relay.
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Allyson Felix with 2019 World Games athletes in Dubai, UAE
A group of Special Olympic athletes had a day to remember as they trained alongside multiple Olympic gold medalist Allyson Felix in a Unified Sprint Clinic at Dubai Police Academy Stadium on 17 March.
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Two athletes and a coach stand in front of the stadium in Abu Dhabi.
It’s been a day of ‘firsts’ on the first full day of Athletics training in official World Games venues!
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Kera Johnson stepped in to help an athlete in need and, in the process, showed what the spirit of volunteering is all about.
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Some 3,000 coaches support and train the athletes who compete at Special Olympics World Games. Their impact can last a lifetime.