Running on courage. The roar of the crowd fills the air. The gold medal he wins is beautiful, but it pales next his shining smile. This was a boy who might never have walked, let alone run. The Special Olympics is regularly the scene of such triumphs. Special Olympics is an amazing organization that includes more than 1 million athletes who compete in 20,000 sporting events that are held in 150 countries around the world. This book presents the stories of some of these athletes and honors them for their accomplishments and for what they have given back to society.
Text Type: Biography
Theme/Topic: Conflict and Challenge, Sports
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