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Special Olympics Races Begin

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The Special Olympic state games are going on Monday and Tuesday at Whitefish Mountain Resort.

Today were the preliminary rounds that will determine the heats for tomorrow's medal races.

More than 300 athletes have come out from as far as Glendive to compete.

The events are snowshoeing, alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, and snowboarding.

This is the nineteenth year the games have been hosted at the Resort, which donates the facilities and even helps with staffing and marking the courses.

"They come out and prove every day in practice and in life and in our competitions what they can do, and that's what we celebrate," said Jonathan Embler, the vice president of sports and competition for the Montana Special Olympics.

Tune into the Fox Montana News @ Nine to meet a team of snowshoers from Victor who think their odds of taking home some hardware are pretty good.

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