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Life in the fast lane

First off the blocks at 5.30pm in the Scottish Life offices Friday pub sprint each week is deputy sales director Jim Smith, the Diary learns.

What lies beneath that business suit is a body that has twice beaten Olympic gold medallist Alan Wells in a 100-metre sprint. Apparently, our Jim was a superb sprinter as a youth. His personal best in the 100 metres was 10.2 seconds which is around the same time that Wells did when he won his medal in the Moscow Olympics.

The Diary would like to thank Smith for the drunken sprinting lessons given at the rugby writers&#39 dinner at the Cafe Royal last week.

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