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‘Olympic Rickshaw Rider’ visits New River on way to 2016 Olympics

Staff~ 5/6/2015

NEW RIVER – Chen Guan Ming, an east China farmer, rode his rickshaw through Anthem and New River last week on his latest Olympic trek.

Chen is on his way to Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Olympic Games. He started his worldwide travels when Beijing was awarded the 2008 Olympics. He travels mainly on his rickshaw, sometimes continuing his trek via airplane. Chen has now traveled all over the world and has been featured in international newspapers as he continues his rickshaw travels. 

Chen hands out business cards with his information and his mission of sharing “the Olympic message of goodwill.” He made it to Washington in January 2015; he is now planning on heading across the United States.

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