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Donald McLeslie, 45, competes in the bench press competition May 21 during the Special Olympics Colorado Western Area Summer Games at Moffat County High School. McLeslie and 13 other Craig Special Olympians will compete in the Special Olympics Colorado Summer Games state competition Saturday at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley.

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Craig Special Olympians competing Saturday in Greeley

Two years ago, Donald McLeslie wasn’t sure what he would be able to do in the Special Olympics, if anything. McLeslie, 45, said friends, family and co-workers told him he had a gift of strength even though he lacked confidence in himself. “Everyone said how strong I was, but I didn’t believe them,” he said. “I just didn’t think I was strong enough to compete anywhere.”

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