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NY runners carry torch for Special Olympians

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PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. -

New York runners carry the torch 26 miles from Rouses Point to Plattsburgh.

17 different New York law enforcement agencies took part in the 2014 Law Enforcement Torch Run for the Special Olympics. Runners and cyclists started at the Canadian border in Rouses Point this morning and four hours later finished at Plattsburgh City Hall where they were welcomed by the Special Olympians of the North Country.

The runners say they're doing their part in sending their hometown Special Olympians to the state games.

"Main objective is to raise awareness for the Special Olympics and the Special Olympians. The byproduct of that is to raise some money that will go to their needs as they go to the state games," said Bernie Bulls from New York State Police.

40 North Country Special Olympians are headed to the Special Olympic State Games in Buffalo June 6.

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