A couple of months back we had the chance to photograph the Toronto leg of the Queen's Baton Relay, which follows the baton all over the world for the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England. In Toronto, five people were selected to run with the baton for a short distance, then hand it off, and so on... We had a lot of fun running along with them!
"The international route spans an impressive 269 days, spending between two and four days in each nation or territory, covering approximately 90,000 miles (140,000 kilometres), with over 7,500 Baton Bearers trusted with the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to carry the Baton in their community. The Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay will visit all 72 nations and territories of the Commonwealth."
We ended the run at the Storys Building for the remainder of the time. One interesting tidbit is that the person who designed the guts of the baton was an environmental scientist. He inserted technology to measure the air pollution in every city the baton traveled to. Pretty cool :)
Here are some highlights: