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Olympic relay: Boxing club coach Paul Cooke on being torchbearer

11 July 2012 Last updated at 14:11 BST

Paul Cooke, 47, has been running a boxing club in Thatcham, Berkshire, since the 1980s.

He did not even know that he had been nominated as a torchbearer until his wife had to measure him for the official tracksuit last Christmas.

We met him before he carried the torch through Reading this morning, as it set off on its journey to Salisbury.

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