VIDEO: ‘Unbelievable’ moment for Worthing torchbearer

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A FUND-RAISER said he was still “on a cloud” after carrying the torch through Worthing.

Chris Cannon, above, from Sompting Road, Worthing, carried the torch from Navarino Road to Ophir Road on Monday.

Chris with the torch

Chris with the torch

The 49-year-old, who was nominated to carry the torch by his daughter, said: “You can’t describe it. It was really unbelievable and I still haven’t come down. I have been up on a cloud and that’s going to be there for a while.”

Chris, who last year raised money for Help for Heroes by completing two marathons, three half-marathons and two ultra marathons, said he spent two hours after the relay at the Aquarena, in Brighton Road, to talk to people and have his photo taken.

On Tuesday he visited Durrington Middle and Durrington High Schools to talk to students, and he will be visiting English Martyrs Primary School, in Derwent Drive, Goring, on Friday.

Chris added: “It was the probably the best thing I’ve done in my life and I haven’t come down yet.”

This video footage was taken on the day of the torch relay, on Monday, July 16.