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Kristin Murphy, Deseret News
Rachelle Perkins gets ready to start the 25-meter dash at the Special Olympics Utah 2013 Harmons Summer Games at Herriman High School in Herriman on Thursday, June 13, 2013.

HERRIMAN — The thrill of competition has taken hold of Special Olympians this week.

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Special Olympics Utah is holding the 2013 Harmons Summer Games, which began Thursday and run through Saturday at Herriman High School.

In a continued partnership with the Jordan School District, Herriman High School and Harmons Grocer, Special Olympics Utah offers athletes from all over Utah the opportunity to enjoy this three-day event where they will compete in athletics, cycling, team sports, and many other activities.

It is the mission of Special Olympics Utah to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.