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On golden track: senior Olympians compete in Georgia

This news has been pretty grim this week, so it's nice to see something upbeat like these determined senior athletes competing in the Georgia Golden Olympics. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has a gallery of photos here.

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George Ealer, 71, of Warner Robbins, Ga.; Will Smith, 74, of Carrollton, Ga.; and Doug Allen, 71, pf South Carolina, run the 100 meters during the Georgia Golden Olympics in Warner Robbins on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011. Smith won the gold medal. More than 300 men and women from age 50 to 90 from Georgia, South Carolina and Florida are participating in track & field, tennis, swimming, bowling, horse shoe tossing, shuffle board and many other events through Saturday.

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Elsie Franklin, 80, of Stone Mountain, Ga., throws the shot during the Georgia Golden Olympics in Warner Robbins, Ga., on Thursday, Sept 22. She won the gold medal for her age.