Olympic Torch Relay 1996
Runner lights another runner's torch in Burbank, CA for the 1996 Olympic Torch Run to Atlanta, GA. The 15,000 mile route to Atlanta began in Los Angeles and ran through Burbank, crossing Riverside Drive, through Glendale, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Redondo Beach, and Long Beach. The Torch relay traveled through 42 States, visited 29 state capitols and was carried by 10, 000 torch bearers. Each bearer carried the torch approximately one kilometer. The torch traveled by runner, bicycle, steamboat, plane and sail boat, and traveled an average of 182 miles per day, 14 miles per hour, and 13.5 hours per day. The 10,000 torchbearers included 5500 individuals chosen by local United Way organizations, 2200 Olympians and others, and 2500 individuals selected by the sponsor, Coca-Cola (Washington Post).
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