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Kansas City Chief Jamaal Charles Inspires at Special Olympics World Games

You probably know Jamaal Charles as a great running back. Last season, he rushed for more than 1,000 yards with the Kansas City Chiefs. But what you might not know is that, as a kid, he competed in the Special Olympics. Charles became a track and field star because of his amazing speed.

Over the years, Charles' relationship with Special Olympics has evolved. And this weekend, he stood on the stage at the opening ceremony of the 2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles to inspire thousands of athletes to follow their dreams. 

I had the chance to see down with Charles before the opening ceremony. We chatted about the Special Olympics, his NFL career, and playing as himself in Madden. Watch my interview below!

Photo: Isabel Gomez

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