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A ‘stranded’ college student biked over 2,000 miles to get home during lockdown: ‘It was very emotional’

For Kleon Papadimitriou, staying home during lockdown wasn’t an issue — getting home, however, was a little more of a problem.The 20-year-old, who was studying at Scotland’s University of Aberdeen when the pandemic began, spent the last two months biking across Europe to get back to his family.His journey lasted 48 days and spanned more than 2,000 miles, finally ending on June 27 when he reached his home in Athens, Greece.“It was very emotional,” Papadimitriou told CNN of the day he finished his ride. “Coming from a family from two parents that were very adventurous in their younger years, seeing me kind of follow in their footsteps, I think is very emotional to them and obviously gives me a lot of meaning.”Papadimitriou’s trip home was never supposed to...