I am nominating John, he was born and has lived in Jedburgh all his life and has been an athlete since he was 8 years old, competing locally and all over the World representing Scotland and Great Britain in athletics championships as far afield as Australia, Japan and South Africa. He set up a running school in the late 1970s and over the past four decades he has coached many a young athlete to victory. He is a six time Great British Champion. He is still training the youth of Jedburgh and still competing himself and he will celebrate his 70th Birthday at the end of the year. Athletics is his life and I think it would be very fitting for him to carry the torch for the Olympics, he does not ask for any recognition of all the work he has put into the local community over the past years and I`m sure he would greatly appreciate the great honour and moment in history.