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The 2011 Special Olympics torch made its way to Dougherty County Friday. Ten runners participated in the five mile run, that started at the Municipal Building in downtown Albany and ended at Publix on Dawson Road.

This is one of many events used to raise awareness and donations for the Special Olympics program. Dougherty County Sheriff's Deputies and Albany State University Police Officers escorted the runners to make sure they were safe.

This is the 25th year for the Law Enforcement Special Olympics Torch run.

"The kids who participate in the race have months to prepare. And the only exercises I've done until now are swimming," said Runner Robin Fink.

The Dougherty County Sheriff Deputies have raised thousands of dollars to help local participants attend Special Olympics Summer games.

 

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