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West Milford NJ teen goes viral with dramatic win at Special Olympics

West Milford NJ teen goes viral with dramatic win at Special Olympics

West Milford NJ teen goes viral with dramatic win at Special Olympics

At the last practice ahead of Michael McCloskey left for the Unique Olympics United states Game titles in Orlando, Florida, he advised West Milford mentor Kristi Clave he’d make her proud.

Not extended just after crossing the end line to get his 1,500 meters on Tuesday, McCloskey set his forehead up to Clave’s and recurring, “I advised you this would transpire. Would I at any time lie to you?”

McCloskey essential a huge drive in excess of the remaining 200 meters, a shift known as “quarter paces.” He ran a constant tempo for the 1st three laps, then had extra energy to surge earlier Nolan Wendt of Arizona on the outside.

That surge made waves all more than social media on Tuesday. The video clip was tweeted out by ESPN, and amassed extra than 2,000 “likes” in the very first 12 hrs.