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Dover AFB hosts 2018 Special Olympics Delaware

Volunteers release athletes one by one for the 15K portion of the 2018 Special Olympics Delaware competition Sept. 22, 2018, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. This is the tenth year that Dover AFB has hosted the event with the help of active duty, reserve and civilian volunteers.. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman First Class Dedan D. Dials)

Volunteers release athletes one by one for the 15K portion of the 2018 Special Olympics Delaware competition Sept. 22, 2018, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. This is the tenth year that Dover AFB has hosted the event with the help of active duty, reserve and civilian volunteers.. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman First Class Dedan D. Dials)

Athletes prepare for the 15K race during the 2018 Special Olympics Delaware competition Sept. 22, 2018, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. This is the tenth year that Dover AFB has hosted special needs cyclists from Delaware, Maryland and Virginia to participate in a competition intended to showcase the importance of physical fitness and what people with disabilities are capable of. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman First Class Dedan D. Dials)

Athletes prepare for the 15K race during the 2018 Special Olympics Delaware competition Sept. 22, 2018, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. This is the tenth year that Dover AFB has hosted special needs cyclists from Delaware, Maryland and Virginia to participate in a competition intended to showcase the importance of physical fitness and what people with disabilities are capable of. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman First Class Dedan D. Dials)

A group of competitors of all ages warm up before participating in the 2018 Special Olympics Delaware competition Sept. 22, 2018, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. Athletes from a multitude of different ages, races, disabilities and genders showed up to compete. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman First Class Dedan D. Dials)

A group of competitors of all ages warm up before participating in the 2018 Special Olympics Delaware competition Sept. 22, 2018, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. Athletes from a multitude of different ages, races, disabilities and genders showed up to compete. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman First Class Dedan D. Dials)

Team Virginia "Flying Eagles" stage their positions for the first race of the 2018 Special Olympics Delaware competition Sept. 22, 2018, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. This is one of the largest Special Olympics competitions in the state of Delaware all year. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman First Class Dedan D. Dials)

Team Virginia "Flying Eagles" stage their positions for the first race of the 2018 Special Olympics Delaware competition Sept. 22, 2018, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. This is one of the largest Special Olympics competitions in the state of Delaware all year. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman First Class Dedan D. Dials)

An athlete crosses the finish line for the 15K portion of the 2018 Special Olympics Delaware competition Sept. 22, 2018, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. During the event, contestants competed in seven different race categories, including 500M, 5K and 20K distances. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman First Class Dedan D. Dials)

An athlete crosses the finish line for the 15K portion of the 2018 Special Olympics Delaware competition Sept. 22, 2018, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. During the event, contestants competed in seven different race categories, including 500M, 5K and 20K distances. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman First Class Dedan D. Dials)

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