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Harrison Dillard honored in London

Updated: August 1, 2012, 11:44 AM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- The oldest 100-meter Olympic champion is back in London for the games -- only this time as a celebrated athlete, not a scrawny kid from Cleveland who botched the hurdles only to win the gold in 1948.

Harrison Dillard, 89, was honored Wednesday at Britain's Foreign Office where the 1948 torch from those London games in on display.

"It's heavy!" the man, also known as `Bones' because of his lanky youthful appearance, said as he held the silver torch.

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