Switzerland 21 May: Zurich - Tuggen
On, on, on through the rain
Lake Zurich was dedicated as a Sri Chinmoy Peace Blossom many years ago. The new plaque is here on the ferry.
Tegla Laroupe, former world champion marathon runner from Kenya, arrives to join the team for a day of running.
In the orange and dark blue tracksuit is Guido Kessler - a Kung Fu champion and martial arts expert.
The day before at the Olympic Museum we saw the Olympic Motto - Faster, Higher, Stronger. Our three celebrities represent these comparatives perfectly - Tegla is Faster, Guido is Stronger and you can't get Higher than the Mayor in Rapperswil.
Guido is asked to demonstrate some of his kickboxing moves on a very willing (but not so talented) volunteer.
The Mayor holds the torch with local Swiss runner Pushkar Muellauer. Pushkar is one of a select group of ultrarunners who has completed the annual 3100 mile race in New York.
This school had an incredible number of countries represented among it's students (Cuba, Denmark, Scotland, Dominican Republic, Japan, Sri Lanka ....)
Tegla holds the torch with Switzerland's very own Nicola Spirig - Olympic Gold medallist in the Triathlon in London 2012.