Local power lifting team preparing for first Special Olympics event in 20 years

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A local power lifting team comprised of Special Olympics athletes is preparing for the ‘Spartan Showdown’ this weekend. 

The power lifters will compete at ABC Fitness in Latham at 10 a.m. on Sunday. This is in preparation for the Special Olympics State Games this summer. 

This is the first competition the group will have since it started back in October. There hadn’t been a Special Olympics power lifting team in close to 20 years. 

Thanks to the help of coaches volunteering and the gym donating the space, the athletes are able to compete. 

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