A special day

Durango Mountain Resort and the Adaptive Sports Association hosted the Colorado
Special Olympics last Saturday. More than 50 athletes from around the region participated in the winter events. Friends, family and volunteers crowded the Columbine area in support of the athletes and were treated to sunny skies, food and the excitement of a little friendly competition.

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Craig Roser and Murray O'Toole scream through the course in the early rounds.

Christopher Brown begins to celebrate his flawless run just before reaching the finish line.

Adaptive Sports Program Director Griz Kelley addresses the participants and volunteers following the opening ceremonies.

Adaptive Sports volunteer Karen Esser stands at the ready for the lunch rush.


Josh Harris makes his way through the race course.

Blake and Lynn Ingle steady their cameras as their daughter Kristen makes her way through the gates.


Instructor Ed Andersson urges a racer to use her poles at the bottom of the race course.





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