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Runners share the thrill of competition through Athletes Serving Athletes
Runners share the thrill of competition through Athletes Serving Athletes

It's not hard for David Slomkowski to pinpoint the exact moment when he knew what he wanted to do with the rest of his life. After learning about a unique father-son partnership, Slomkowski, who grew up in Laurel, immediately decided to set up a nonprofit organization called Athletes Serving Athletes to help persons with disabilities take part in mainstream races. Three ASA athletes will participate Saturday in the Maryland Half Marathon and three will compete in the 5K, both set to take place in Maple Lawn. All six will be pushed in three-wheeled joggers by 21 volunteers working in teams. Slomkowski was spurred into action after watching a 2006 television interview with Dick...

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