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Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger takes part in Olympic torch relay

February 12, 2010 | 10:17 am

Arnold Cheered on by hundreds of fans, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger carried the Olympic torch through Vancouver, Canada, during the final leg of its journey on Friday morning.

Schwarzenegger carried the torch through part of Stanley Park, handing it off to former British track and field star Sebastian Coe, chairman of the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Schwarzenegger carried it about 700 meters -- the average distance is about 300 meters.

One fan held a sign that read "The Torchinator" as Schwarzenegger ran past.

Former Kings captain Wayne Gretzky also carried the torch Friday.

-- Austin Knoblauch

Photo: Arnold Schwarzenegger carries the Olympic torch through Stanley Park in Vancouver early Friday morning. Credit: Robert Ghement / EPA