China Jogging Record Holder Becomes Hit-And-Run Victim In Malaysia
Poor thing, really poor thing.
KOTA KINABALU: Chinese national Tong Ju’s (pic) dream of leaving his footprints in 193 countries was tragically cut short when he was knocked down by a vehicle in Kg Limbanak near here.
Tong became a hit-and-run victim late Saturday evening while doing what he enjoyed most – jogging.
The 52-year-old, who became the first man to jog three times around China in 1994 and covered all South-East Asian countries since 2007, was found dead by the roadside.
Tong had also said that it was his love for running and interest in geography that set him on a jogging mission to spread China’s 5,000-year-old culture and history to the world.
“I want to leave something to the world – my life, my dream, my spirit, my starting and ending point. Life is short, we should do what we want while we are alive,” Tong was quoted as saying.