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Dyspraxic is chosen to run the Olympic torch

A KEEN runner who has a life-long condition which affects his co-ordination has been named as the first Wokingham person to be a torch bearer for the Olympic Games.

Kieran Wassell, from Emmbrook – and supported by St John The Evangelist in Woodley – has been selected to carry the Olympic flame when it arrives in Reading on July 11.

The 24-year-old said: “It is such an honour and I was over the moon about it when I found out.

“I do a lot of running for the Dyspraxia Foundation and they nominated me to be a torch bearer.”

Kieran, who works at Morrisons in Woosehill, was diagnosed with Dyspraxia when he was just nine and turned to running as the condition meant he found team sports challenging.

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