12 July 2012
Last updated at 20:26
US sprinter Michael Johnson, the 400m world record holder and four times Olympic gold medallist, carried the flame at Stonehenge at dawn on day 55 of the London 2012 torch relay.
In the early morning photo shoot, Johnson, who is also a BBC commentator, passed the Olympic flame to torchbearer Amelia Clifford, 19, who ran on Wednesday.
The relay proper started at 07:47 BST when Johnson carried the flame at Salisbury Cathedral.
William Copp was second with the flame in Salisbury. The 17-year-old was born with cerebral palsy but he's an enthusiastic wheelchair tennis and basketball player and is also keen on downhill skiing.
Torchbearer 011, Robert Ewins, carried the flame through Wilton on the leg between Salisbury and Fovant. The 12-year-old suffers from muscular dystrophy and comes from Wimborne, Dorset.
Schoolgirls from Leadenhall School, Salisbury, held the Olympic torch of Michael Johnson at Salisbury Cathedral.
Torchbearer 019, Gemma David from Salisbury, carried the torch at Fovant. The primary school teacher then broke into a bout of Morris dancing.
Alan Surtees, the cycling advisor to the Duke of Edinburgh Awards scheme carried the flame up Gold Hill, the steep cobbled street in Shaftesbury that was made famous in Hovis adverts of old.
Jamie Cooke carried the flame at the Kingston Maurward College in Dorchester. Modern pentathlete Jamie missed out on selection for one of two places in the GB 2012 squad.
"They'll be dancing, dancing in the street", sang Mick Jagger and David Bowie. Torchbearers Lennox Thompson and Sarah Butt lived up to the lyrics when they showed some moves during a hand-over of the flame between Bridport and Lyme Regis.
People sheltered from the rain as Clive Allison carried the Olympic flame around The Cobb in Lyme Regis, which dates from the 13th Century and has long inspired artists and writers like Jane Austen - as well as providing the setting for the opening scene of The French Lieutenant's Woman.
The rain continued throughout much of the day, with blustery conditions playing havoc for the relay. However, the torch was still sailed across the bay from Portland Harbour in the hands of 1968 Olympic Games gold medal winning yachtsman Rodney Pattisson. It was then rowed to its destination for the evening, Weymouth.
Torchbearer Di Ludlow, 67, lit the cauldron at the evening celebration on Weymouth beach. Di's late husband Bill was responsible for the creation of the state-of-the-art Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy, which will host 2012 events.