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OLYMPIC RUN

The start of the 1989 Utah Special Olympics got under way Wednesday morning with a torch run through downtown Salt Lake City. Salt Lake runners and police officers joined world class athletes such as Ed Eyestone, Henry Marsh and Missy Marlowe to escort the torch on its trip to Provo for Thursday's opening ceremonies. The Games run through Saturday at Brigham Young University's Track and Field Stadium. Approximately 1,800 mentally handicapped children and adults representing more than 80 teams from throughout the state will compete in track and field, volleyball, soccer and wheelchair events. The Summer Games is the largest of Utah's six annual Special Olympics state events. Wednesday morning's run was sponsored by Hardee's restaurants.