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Torch slinger


A Tulsa doctor played his part in the Olympics torch run

Susannah Waite July 25th, 2012

As president of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Tulsa pediatrician Robert Block carried the Olympic torch through Oxford, England, as it made its way to London for the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Robert Block

“This all came about by being president of the academy,” he said. “Hopefully this will become a tradition of the president traveling to the Olympics each year.”

Before Block could make his trip, however, he had to train.

“I started out doing a rapid run,” he said.

“Now I can jog about half a mile.”

Block’s run in England was about 440 yards.

With 8,000 torchbearers, the Olympics have highly organized the opening ceremony.

 
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