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Hundreds of athletes competed Wednesday in the 2014 Special Olympics Greenville Spring Games at Furman University.
 
More than one thousand athletes competed and about two thousand volunteers gave of their time said Randy Murr, Special Olympics Greenville Games Director.

"Just the realization of how many in our community have an intellectual disability, and could use some kind of service, and so it's often called and overlooked and under-served population and that is true, but we are trying to make that different," Murr explained.

The athletes compete in a day of track and field events. Special Olympics Area Director Lara Ceisel says a lot of hard work and preparation happens before the day.

"Our athletes train for eight weeks prior to this day, just like any other sports competition and then they come out here and give it their all," Ceisel said. "It's just a day of great sportsmanship and of community and support for one another."

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