A Chinese farmer went to great lengths to make sure he would arrive in London for the Olympic Games. It only took him two years to get there.
Chen Guanming, 57, used his three-wheeled rickshaw to travel from his Chinese village to London. His two year journey took him through flooding in Thailand to Tibet to a snowed in Turkey and finally England.
"I came to support and cheer all the people from all over the world who are participating in the sports," said Chen, "I'm volunteering, I'm not looking for a reward."
Chen had never been outside his native China before venturing on his journey.
He was inspired to make his journey after the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. The British media invited him to come to the London Games, but he did not have a ticket. He promised them he would be there and indeed he did.
He finally made it into Britain by ferry from France on July 6th.
A British insurance broker named John Beeston, who knows some Mandarin, discovered Chen on the streets of London looking lost.
"We are trying desperately to get him into the opening ceremony because his story has to go around the world," Beeston said.
Even if Chen doesn't get into Olympic Stadium to watch the Opening Ceremony, he is still very happy and proud to reach London.
"I came. I did it. I'm very happy to have come to beautiful London," he said.
Chen also said that he plans on going to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
It's going to be an even longer journey for him, but he'll probably do it.