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Special Olympics Virginia Athlete Rose Pleskow of Reston looks down at her cheering section as she descends 100 feet down the side of the Crystal City Hilton in Arlington on June 22. She is participating in the Special Olympics Virginia fundraiser ‘Over the Edge’ during which 68 people rappelled down the Crystal City Hilton raising $60,000.

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Over the Edge

Rappellers raise $60,000 for Special Olympics.

Rose Pleskow is not one to shy away from a challenge. The 23-year-old Reston resident competed in the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Athens, Greece, last summer, earned multiple medals in the 2012 Virginia Special Olympic Summer Games and recently competed in an 800-meter race in the waters around the Cayman Islands.

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