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Fox News, US. South African Journalist Bikes Across Route 66 Stopping in Joplin

Updated: Jun 28, 2015, 8:01 PM MST By Diane Gerstenfeld CONNECT

 JOPLIN, MISSOURI –A South African journalist makes a trek across Route 66 by bicycle.Lena Faber left from Chicago in late May and plans to be in Santa Monica by the end of September
She used to write a newspaper series in a leading Moscow newspaper called “Route” and  plans to write a book about her journey in America called “Folks’N Route 66.”

Faber says she’s determined to see as much of America as she can.

“I want to see every single sign. Every single museum and everything. That’s why at this time I should already be in Santa Monica but I’m still here because I stop at every single sign. And the most reason why I stop and slow down is people,” says Faber.

Along the way she posts on her website and blog about her travels.

Lena Faber used to work as a journalist at a mainstream Russian newspaper, she wrote books for a major publishing house, and directed her original concept on Drive TV in Russia. In 2009, she moved to South Africa and taught at the University of SA, where she took up running competitively and won a silver medal at the World Masters Athletic Championship. She has also won an international photo contest and had a photo exhibition of her work. In 2014 she decided to try fast long-distance hiking and started with the Appalachian Trail where she earned a trail name "Brave" from other hikers. She has also cycled US Route 66 from Chicago to Los Angeles, as well as other parts of the world. Still hiking and cycling somewhere.

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