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There were two clear challenges for Kelly Holmes on Saturday as she returned to a British track for the first time since winning double Olympic gold.

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Kelly Holmes returns to a British track today for the first time since her Olympic triumphs - although to call it her first British appearance would hardly be appropriate. Since winning 800 and 1500 metres gold in Athens five months ago, the 34-year-old former Army sergeant has collected a succession of titles in the public arena.

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Something unusual happened in the Olympic Stadium here yesterday - Kelly Holmes lost a race and broke into a radiant smile. But then you can do that kind of thing when you are a double Olympic champion.

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The Olympic champion Kelly Holmes was greeted by cheering crowds as she paraded through her home town on an open-top bus yesterday. The 800m and 1500m gold medallist brought the centre of Tonbridge in Kent to a standstill as about 40,000 well-wishers lined the streets, waving Union flags.

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