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Olympic flame rides the Tube

The Olympic flame has taken the Tube as it continues its week-long journey through the capital. A total of 144 torchbearers, including rower James Cracknell and skier Chemmy Alcott, carried the flame 43 miles across London.

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Olympic Torch flies to channel islands

The Olympic torch will fly to the Channel Islands today before returning to the mainland to visit Nelson's flagship HMS Victory.

The relay will start in Southampton, Hampshire, from where it will fly from the city's airport to Guernsey.

Today is day 58 of the Olympic Torch's 70-day across the UK. Credit: Chris Ison/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The first of the day's 82 torchbearers will be Michael Stroud, 57, from Langley, Berkshire, who was nominated by Sir Ranulph Fiennes for his accomplishments in worldwide expeditions and his work for charity, hospital medicine and nutritional care.

An Olympics spokesman said: "Mike and Sir Ranulph's expeditions included the first unsupported walk across Antarctica, and running seven marathons on seven continents in seven days.

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