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Secrets of the Olympic Torch Trailblazers

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Secrets of the Olympic Torch Trailblazers

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Secrets of the Olympic Torch Trailblazers

Secrets of the Olympic Torch Trailblazers

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The Olympic torch has been lit and is on its way to open the Beijing Summer Games. It's an 8,500-mile trip that involves 20 countries.

To find out how the torch is kept burning, Renee Montagne talks with Mark Claussner, a former Olympic torch truck driver for the 2002 Winter Games in Salt Lake City.