Special Olympics began this weekend and a local Lansing resident Nick Hilton is running for Gold in a few events. He is a snowshoe racer and will be one of the 2,700 athletes from over 100 countries. His events are the 200 meters, 400 meters and 4x100-meter relay.

The Special Olympics run until March 24th and ESPN did a feature story chronicling Nick's story and how he made the Special Olympics, also how he's a favorite!

Check out his full interview and story here from ESPN