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Highway U.S. 19 was a lot busier than normal earlier this morning. That's because six runners were participating in the Lee County Special Olympics Torch Run.

They started at the Lee County Courthouse at seven this morning. The run was over at the Flash Foods McDonald's combo on Highway 19 in Leesburg.

Lee County Sheriff's Deputies escorted the runners to keep them safe. This event kicks off the 2011 Special Olympics.

"I would like to thank everyone who participated and the drivers for their patience," said Lee County Sheriff Reggie Rachels.

The Dougherty County Special Olympics run will start at the Dougherty County Courthouse and end at Publix on Dawson.

The event starts at 8:30 Friday morning.