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Don't try to slow this granny down! On Monday, the names of some 7,300 Olympic torchbearers for the 2012 Summer Games were announced, and the list included Dinah "Diana" Gould, who will be 100 years old when the Games kick off in July.
"I just hope I do a good job," Gould said at the press conference, leaning against her walking stick. She added: "I'm a chocoholic and good health is in my genes - my mother lived until she was 102." Gould, who remembers the 1948 Games, played table tennis and badminton until she was 86 and currently teaches exercise classes to her fellow senior citizens.
The 8,000-mile torch relay kicks off on May 19 and will traverse Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Dublin and most of Britain, ending on July 27 at Olympic Stadium in London for the opening ceremony. An average of 115 people will cary the torch each day of the 70-day relay, and according to the London 2012 Organizing Committee, torchbearers' transportation will include boat, cable car, hot air balloon, bicycle, motorbike, horseback, and of course, foot.
An additional 700 names, including celebrities, are slated to be announced in the near future.