I cycled from Mongolia to Old Trafford and got to meet my idol Wayne Rooney

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A footie fanatic cycled 8,699 miles from Mongolia to Manchester to meet his idol - Wayne Rooney. Ochirvaani Batbold, 27, set off on his mammoth journey from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, on May 5, 2023.

It took him 365 days and saw him cycle through 19 countries and spend eight to 10 hours a day on his bike. After crossing through Austria, Germany and France, Ochirvaani reached his destination exactly a year after setting off - on May 5, 2024.

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