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Olympic torchbearer returns to Vegas

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Debra Toney runs with the Olympic torch in Oxford. Debra Toney runs with the Olympic torch in Oxford.
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

A Las Vegas woman has returned home from London after helping to get the torch to the Olympics.

Debra Toney, a local nursing director, carried the torch near Oxford, England en route to London. Thousands lined the streets to watch her run by.

Toney carried the torch for just 300 meters but she was in exclusive company. She was one of just 22 people chosen by the Coca-Cola Company to carry the iconic symbol.

"It's all about giving service, helping others, extending a hand," she said.

Debra got to keep the torch she ran with. The torch has 8,000 holes, one for each bearer involved in the relay. Each bearer's torch is lit one time.

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