Thora Beddard aged 93 - going on 21. At 40 Thora learnt to swim; aged 60 she discovered yoga; on turning 70, Thora chose abseiling and later modelled lingerie for the older generation on TV; in her 80's Thora passed her English GCSE and aged 84 carried the Commonwealth batten in Manchester.
Today she said carrying the Olympic torch through Oldham before it left the North West was, "A highlight of my life."
Hundreds of people got up early and braved the rain to watch a football legend carry the Olympic flame in Manchester.
A couple from Lancashire celebrate their special day with the Olympic torch.
A flotilla joined the Olympic Torch as it was carried on a steamboat across Lake Windermere tonight.