Air Force Col. Tony Thomas (left) helps tie the shoes of runner Javon McCray (right) prior to his running in the Unified 4x100 meter relay during the 2011 Special Olympics D.C. Summer Games being held at Catholic University in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, May 25, 2011. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

Photo by: Rod Lamkey Jr.

Air Force Col. Tony Thomas (left) helps tie the shoes of runner Javon McCray (right) prior to his running in the Unified 4x100 meter relay during the 2011 Special Olympics D.C. Summer Games being held at Catholic University in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, May 25, 2011. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)