A foreigner who spent nearly five years cycling around the world has been tragically killed while in Thailand. He was hit by a pick-up truck today on the Mittraphap Road between Khon Kaen and Nakhon Ratchasima.
The deceased cyclist was from Chile and was travelling with his wife and two year old son. They suffered only minor injuries.
According to a sign on his bicycle, he was aiming to cycle 250,000 km around the world in five years. He had started in November 2010 and had so far cycled 140,000 km across 5 continents. The sign also said that along the way he found a wife and had a baby.