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February 10, 2014 | North America: Georgia

Cyclist John Holt is Special Olympics Georgia's February Athlete of the Month

By Wendy Bigham

John Holt

Cordele, Georgia, Athlete John Holt loves to ride his bike every day and truly "goes the distance." It's not always the casual ride around town but John will often go on 20-mile rides. He has competed in cycling for Special Olympics Georgia since he was a high school student. Last June, John participated in Bike Ride Across Georgia (BRAG). There, John rode his bike from Cordele, located off I-75 below Perry, to St. Mary's, which is located south of Brunswick. The long ride was not easy! John did not feel he could not make it through the ride sometimes. Still, with the experiences that he had already in the South Georgia humidity and his will to never quit, he gained the momentum he needed to finish the longest bike ride of his life. John plans to return to BRAG this year and hopes to make BRAG an annual event for himself. We're proud of you John. Good luck at the next ride!

About Wendy Bigham: Wendy Bigham is the senior public relations manager at Special Olympics Georgia, headquartered in Atlanta.

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