This all came about by being president of the academy, he said. Hopefully this will become a tradition of the president traveling to the Olympics each year.
Before Block could make his trip, however, he had to train.
I started out doing a rapid run, he said.
Now I can jog about half a mile.
Blocks run in England was about 440 yards.
With 8,000 torchbearers, the Olympics have highly organized the opening ceremony.