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Minnesota's Special Olympians win 100 medals Video included

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Special Olympics Minnesota’s athletes represented Team Minnesota at the USA Games in a major way. Collectively, the team brought home more than 100 medals. More>>

Special Olympian a top-notch bowler with bigger plans Video included

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Allie Henley is much more than an athlete. She works hard to create a fair, just and equal environment for students with disabilities, and she’s made it to the Special Olympics USA games -- just one of several big dreams she plans to make come true. More>>

SPECIAL OLYMPICS: Ben McCarthy to represent Minnesota Video included

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Ben McCarthy is a 23-year-old athlete from North St. Paul, but he'll soon be heading to New Jersey to compete in the Special Olympics USA Games, where he'll represent Minnesota in track and field events.


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Special Olympics: Minnesota's Dave Persons bowling for his dad Video included

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Dave Persons got his start in Special Olympics at age 38 -- and while that's an unusual time to get involved in competitions, the decision is now taking him to compete on the national level.


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Special Olympics: Plymouth, Minn. swimmer Abby Hirsch 'comfortable in the water' Video included

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It's a life-changing event only a few athletes are selected to participate in, but a young swimmer from Plymouth, Minn., will be competing in the Special Olympics USA Games in New Jersey before 70,000 spectators.


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Special Olympics: Athlete Kristen Clark Video included

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Kristen Clark, 37, landed in her first swimming pool thanks to her mom's gene pool. "She actually told me that before she gave birth to me that I did a cartwheel in her stomach," Kristen said. But before enduring those abdominal acrobatics, Patricia Clark placed 14th at the 1956 Olympic swim trials. "She was a world-class diver," Kristen said. And Kristen would argue she was also a world-class coach. More>>

SPECIAL OLYMPICS: Competition and camaraderie Video included

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Thousands of athletes spent the weekend flexing their muscles at the University of St. Thomas and proving that disabilities cannot get in the way of competing in all kinds of sports. More>>

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