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Michigan State Police are cycling, raising money for Special Olympics

Posted at 8:40 PM, Jul 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-24 08:59:02-04

DIMONDALE, Mich. (WSYM) -- It's not everyday people other than police step foot on the Michigan State Police driving track in Dimondale, especially on bikes.

People are riding the track to raise money to support the Law Enforcement “Torch Run For Special Olympics”.

"It means a lot to me to share this ground with people who don't normally get to walk on the drive track, and the State police have been a huge part of my life, and to be able to mix those two is really nice," Detective Sergeant Jim Young said.

Young is a 25 time iron-man triathlete, and has been so for 17 years. He's looking to make that 18 this year.

"I've always wanted to do the Torch Run, and I've become a part of that last year, and then I decided this would be a fantastic fundraiser. I got with Heather Fox and she said let's try it," he added.

Heather Fox who is the event manager for Special Olympics Michigan said It's fundraisers like this that participants rely on to compete.The money helps cover expenses so athletes can show the world what they're made of.