Chilean Cyclist Nearing Record Killed By Truck In Rural Thailand

February 22, 2015 2:31 PM

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A Chilean man who began an around-the-world bicycle journey four years ago and was closing in on a Guinness distance record, has been killed by a passing pickup truck while he was stopped on the side of a highway in rural Thailand. His Singaporean wife and two-year-old son, who were traveling with him, sustained minor injuries.

"[Juan Francisco] Guillermo and his family had made a rest stop at a police checkpoint in Khon Kaen's Phon district on Saturday morning before heading off to Nakhon Ratchasima with the bicycle pulling a carriage. Before they left the checkpoint, Guillermo told a policeman he would later travel to Au...

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