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Two locals to carry Olympic torch
Christine David and Chris Hennessee are scheduled to carry the Olympic torch July 13 in Brazil. They will carry the torch in a city called Joinville, about 12 hours south of Rio.
A few kind words can go a long way.In the case of Bridgestone employees Chris Hennessee and Christine David, a few kind words are taking them quite a long way -- 4,900 miles to Brazil where they will be carrying the Olympic torch next month.“I can’t believe the attention this has brought,” said Hennessee, who has already done an interview with Motlow College, with several more interviews on the way. “I ran into a guy the other day in a store and he came up to me and asked if I was Chris Hennessee. When I told him I was, he said, ‘You make us proud carrying that Olympic flame.’ I’m not used to that.”The opportunity to carry the Olympic torch arose because Bridgestone is a worldwide Olympic partner and therefore earned a small number of torchbearer spots.