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Queen's Realy Baton to go 199,000 kms
Tuesday, 05 May 2009
The Delhi 2010 Queen's Baton Relay will commence from Buckingham Palace, London, in the first week of November 2009. The Baton will then travel through all the Commonwealth nations – a historic journey that will cover a distance of more than 170,000 kilometres in 236 days. On its 100 day national tour, the Baton will visit every Indian state and its capital, plus many other cities along the way, covering more than 20,000 kilometres.
By the end of its journey, the Baton will have traversed over 190,000 kilometres in 336 days, making the Delhi 2010 Queen's Baton Relay one of the longest relays in the history of the Commonwealth Games. The Baton will also have passed through thousands of hands, and travelled by different modes of transport across land, air and sea.
The Relay will conclude after the final Baton-bearer enters the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium during the opening ceremony of the XIX Commonwealth Games on 3 October 2010 where Her Majesty's message will be removed from the Baton and read aloud, officially opening the Games.