Monday, September 26, 2011

Student in China runs 30km a day to save fare

Many of us would have ride a public transport or driven 30km a day to work or to school.

Yan massages for his mother in an undated photo.
A 19-year-old high school student in Yuzhou, Central China's Henan province, has been running 30 kilometers a day between home and school to save the 9-yuan ($1.4) fare, for two years, reported.

The student, Yan Mingqiang, is from a poor family with four siblings, and his parents are both ill, his mother bed-ridden. To reduce financial pressure on his family, Yan even works during each vacation.

The two years of running has made Yan a good long-distance runner, and his teacher believes he has good prospects in sports. Currently, Yan's biggest wish is his parents' full recovery.


  1. Gigih...Sbb tu bangsa mereka berjaya..Kalau org kita mesti dh patah semangat tu...

  2. hehe tapi bangsa kita ada jugak yang buat benda benda macamni,,tapi bukan berlari la,, :)

  3. Gerun dgn ketabahan dan kegigihan dia ni...niat+usaha+cekal+doa=kejayaan..berjaya berjimat!