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Athletes compete in regional Special Olympics


Last updated 5/1/2015 at 12:35am

Havre Daily News/Jake Shane

Markie LaForge competes Wednesday in softball throwing at the Great Northern Area Special Olympics Games at the Havre Middle School track.

Athletes from across the Hi-Line came together Wednesday at Havre Middle School for the track and field portion of the 2015 Great Northern Area Special Olympics Games.

From the running long jump to the 200-meter run, about 80 athletes from towns including Havre, Malta, Turner and Chinook competed in this year's tournament.

Before the games began, everyone honored the Special Olympics oath: "Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt."

Justin Konesky, 21, of Havre, said he has been involved with Special Olympics for five or six years.

Konesky competed in the 200-mete...

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